Range riding in Togo Pack territory

Range riding in Togo Pack territory

ConservationNWAdmin / Aug 30, 2018 / Ranching, Range Riding, Wolves

Our staff and contract range riders have been in the field day and night working to prevent further livestock conflicts in the Togo Pack’s territory. Below is the latest report from our Wolf Program Lead Jay Shepherd, who also helps lead the Northeast Washington Wolf Cattle Collaborative:

A range rider in northeast Washington from one of the more than seven ranches that have participated in our Range Rider Pilot Project.
“We and others stepped up to help the rancher protect cattle day and night given the Temporary Restraining Order [on lethal removal]. We have reduced possible wolf depredations by using night herd monitoring and also through the use of day time range riders that are protecting cow/calf pairs currently in the midst of the Togo Pack territory in the north Kettle Mountains. The well-trained range rider group uses years of experience and low-stress livestock handling methods to potentially aggregate cattle and document and monitor wolf activity.”
 
Learn more about our Range Rider Pilot Project at: conservationnw.org/range-rider