Researchers Work To Reduce Human/Wolf Conflicts
"Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly," Billie Holliday and others once sang. They might have added "wolves gotta hunt."
And that particular action brings wolves, now reestablishing their range in our region, into conflict with humans. Not face to face, but in predation of valuable livestock owned by humans.
The conflicts have the full attention of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the National Wildlife Research Center of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
That's where Dr. Julie Young works to reduce human-wildlife conflict. She and Derek Broman of ODFW visit with details of efforts to dissuade wolves from dining on farm and ranch animals.