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Maughan Blog: As feared, wolf damage mitigation board just a slush fund

[large thumbnail url=”maughan-blog-as-feared-wolf-damage-mitigation-board-just-a-slush-fund” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”29″] [thumbnail icon url=”maughan-blog-as-feared-wolf-damage-mitigation-board-just-a-slush-fund” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”29″] Ralph Maughan does a good job of explaining the situation in Montana and effectively highlights the waste of money and improper use of the funds as not one preventative measure is put in to place during 2009.

The Defenders of Wildlife grant of $100,000 to the state of Montana was intended to help start up the Montana Livestock Loss Reduction and Mitigation Board. The purpose was not only to reimburse livestock owners for their losses, but also to implement preventative measures to proactively reduce the amount of wolf predation on livestock.

The Defenders of Wildlife was not the only such organization to offer funds for this purpose.

Ralph Maughan’s post on his blog today reveals that not a single proactive project was initiated in 2009.  Very much worth reading. Fellow webmaster for Maughan’s site, Ken Cole, also notes that the board is controlled by the Montana Department of Livestock.

Interestingly, the reimbursement amount per animal (average) was $385.45 for 2009. For 2008, the amount per animal was $366.88.

Read the post on Ralph Maughan’s blog: As feared, Montana wolf damage mitigation board is just a slush fund

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