Over the next two weeks, the Working Circle, a collaborative of ranchers, wildlife advocates, and wolf specialists, will host a series of workshops in Northern California and Southern Oregon focused on addressing challenges relating to wolf/livestock coexistence. The workshops follow a similar series sponsored in April by the California Wolf Center.Here is my advance story on the workshops for the Capital Press.
According to the Working Circle, "The essential relationship between stockmanship and stewardship will steer discussions about people, wolves and livestock in Northern California and Southern Oregon. With a focus on the importance of merging ranchers' expertise about their livestock, their land and surroundings with science-based and practical experience about wolf biology and behavior, we will work together to craft solutions that benefit livestock producers while reducing large carnivore-livestock conflict."
Among the topics addressed at the workshops will be "understanding depredation investigations," and speakers will include The Working Circle's Timmothy Kaminski, ranch manager and cow boss, Joe Engelhard, and wolf specialist, Carter Niemeyer.
Each of the workshops will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., as follows:
Fort Jones, Nov. 11 at the Fort Jones Library
Yreka, Nov. 12 at the Holiday Inn Express
Ashland, Ore., Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn Express
Bonanza, Ore., Nov. 15 at the Bonanza Community Center
McCloud, Nov. 16 at the McCloud River Mercantile Hotel
McArthur, Nov. 17 at the Inter-Mountain Fair & Event Center, Heritage Room
Quincy, Nov. 18 at the Plumas Sierra Country Fair, Serpilio Hall
Monday, November 7, 2016
North state workshops to tackle wolf-livestock conflicts
From the California Cattlemen's Association: