Livestock Producers Can Get Paid For Living In Gray Wolf Territory

By Carrie Jung
Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:22am
Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:23am
(Photo by Jim Clark - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Mexican gray wolf.

Livestock producers can now submit applications to receive compensation for living in the presence of endangered Mexican Gray Wolves. The payment plan was developed by the Mexican Wolf/Livestock Council.

The compensation program has three main goals:

  • Fund livestock producers’ efforts to avoid conflict with wolves.
  • Provide compensation for livestock lost to a wolf.
  • Offer payment for wolf presence.

Any payments made through the program will be based on a formula that considers factors like whether a person’s land overlaps territory of one of the endangered wolf’s pack and the number of wolf pups from a nearby pack that survive to the end of the year.

The deadline to apply is June 1st.