Advertisement

Wolf council extends deadline for ranchers

Created: 05/03/2014 11:25 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say the deadline has been extended for ranchers to apply for payments under a program meant to ease conflicts between Mexican gray wolves and livestock.

Ranchers in parts of New Mexico and Arizona now have until June 2 to apply for the payments. Officials say the deadline was extended another month.

The chairman of the coexistence council, Sisto Hernandez, says the goal is to increase the number of ranchers who receive financial compensation to offset management costs that result from the presence of wolves.

The payments will be based on a variety of factors, including whether a rancher's land or grazing lease overlaps with wolf territory. Another consideration is the number of surviving wolf pups in the territory.

There are an estimated 83 wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


KOB welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Join Our Email List



Advertisement

Advertisement