Cattlemen host Wolf Symposium

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association

The Symposium:   Saturday May 22, 2010, from 1-4 p.m., La Grande, Oregon at Eastern Oregon University’s Badgley Hall first floor auditorium. Open to the public, with no admission charge

Can Ranchers and Wolves Co-Exist?
A Symposium Hosted by the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, and Eastern Oregon University Range Club

•    Key Industry, environmental and wildlife experts from Oregon, Idaho and Minnesota will address wolf interations with livestock as well as overall social, enviornmental, and economic impacts the presence of wolves have on Oregonians.
•    The Keynote Speaker, Jim Beers, former chief of national wildlife refuge operations for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, now writes extensively and speaks to various organizations throughout the country about the federal wolf program and the cumulative impact of wolves on rural American life.
•    Casey Anderson, who was born in Pendleton, grew up on a ranch and is currently managing the OX Ranch in Idaho.  He will address wolf interactions with livestock, depredation, compensation and  cattle behavior as well as the recent Idaho/Oregon Wolf Research Study made possible with funding by the Oregon Beef Council.
•    This Symposium is especially timely for citizens and livestock producers who want to be better informed about wolf issues when the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan is opened for its first 5 year review, this year.  It will also be informative for veterinarians and others interested in diseases found to be carried and transmitted by over 60 % of the wolves in Idaho.

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