Integrated Predator Damage Management Workshop

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Integrated Predator Damage Management Workshop

April 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Integrated Predator Damage Management Workshop

Bill Hamilton Building, Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds, Helena, Montana

April 24, 2019

Co-Sponsored by USDA APHIS Wildlife Services and Lewis & Clark County Extension

Workshop Objective

To provide information on the science behind non-lethal methods and the practical applications of various non-lethal methods integrated into predator damage management strategies to protect livestock. Discuss the importance of the non-lethal component of managing predator damage as it relates to producers being able to be proactive in managing predation.

8:00 – 8:30 Registration/Sign-in for Meeting

8:30 – 8:45 – Welcome/Opening Remarks, Agenda Review and Introductions – John Steuber, State Director, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services and Kara Tangedal, Extension Agent, Lewis & Clark County, Montana State University

8:45 – 9:15 – “The USDA APHIS Wildlife Services Integrated Predator Damage Management Program in Montana” – John Steuber, State Director/Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

9:15 – 9:45 – “Montana Wildlife Services Conflict Prevention Program” – Adam Baca, Wildlife Conflict Prevention Specialist, USDA Wildlife Services, Missoula, MT

9:45 – 10:15 – “Montana Livestock Loss Board Programs: Reimbursement and Grants” – George Edwards, Executive Director, Montana Livestock Loss Board

10:15 – 10:30 – Break

10:30 – 11:00 – “Cost Sharing and Conflict Mitigation on Private Lands” – Russ Talmo, Rockies & Plains Field Technician, Defenders of Wildlife

11:00 – 11:30 – “Community engagement to Reduce Grizzly Bear Problems” – Wesley Sarmento, Bear Management Specialist, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

11:30 – 12:00 – “Defining the Needs of Livestock Producers for Coexisting with Carnivores” – Julie Young, Ph.D., Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services/National Wildlife Research Center

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 – “Reducing and Preventing Conflicts with Grizzlies and Wolves: Working in Partnerships from the Bottom Up” – Randy Gazda, Wildlife Committee, Blackfoot Challenge and David Mannix, Rancher, Helmville, MT

2:00 – 3:00 – Rancher Roundtable – Grizzly Bear/Livestock Issues , Facilitator: Cole Mannix, Associate Director, Western Landowner’s Alliance; Panelists – Wayne Slaght, Powell County livestock producer; Hilary Cooley, Grizzly Bear Coordinator, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Rick Sandru, Madison County livestock producer; Quentin Kujala, Wildlife Bureau Coordinator, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; Jim Hagenbarth, Beaverhead County livestock produce


April 24, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


USDA Wildlife Services and Lewis and Clark County Extension Office


Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds
98 W Custer Ave
Helena, MT 59602 United States
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