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Idaho wolf project gets local support

[large thumbnail url=”idaho-wolf-project-gets-local-support” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] [thumbnail icon url=”idaho-wolf-project-gets-local-support” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”01″ day=”26″] According to the Idaho Mountain Express, a wolf project which has all but eliminated depredation on sheep has local county support to continue for a fourth year.

The Wood River Wolf Project got a boost Tuesday when Blaine County commissioners signed a letter of support stating that they want the program to continue for a fourth year.

“[The program] has proven effective in minimizing and nearly eliminating wolf depredation on sheep in these allotments,” the letter reads, referring to public grazing lands north of Ketchum where non-lethal wolf management is practiced.

The letter was sent to Defenders of Wildlife, a conservation group that oversees and helps fund the program. Suzanne Stone, spokesman for the group, said she was happy to have the county’s official support…

Read the entire article on mtexpress.com: Wolf project gains county support

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