Letter to NRCS Re: Non-lethal predator risk management
In this letter signed by hundreds of producers from around the West, we ask USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service staff to consider “technical and financial assistance to support producer-implemented natural resource and livestock management practices and systems aimed at managing the risks associated with livestock-predator interaction.”
In particular, “We request increased availability of voluntary conservation mechanisms to support non-lethal predator management through NRCS-administered Farm Bill programs, such as EQIP and CSP. We support the adoption of an Interim Practice Standard that would provide for further implementation and evaluation of range riding and carcass management, along with temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fencing approaches.”
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