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Working Copy of April 2017 Draft Wolf Plan Update (11/17/2017)
OREGON WOLF CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN
Working Copy of April 2017 Draft
DRAFT Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management PlanPage
The Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan (Plan) was first adopted in 2005 and updated in 2010. This update, which began in March 2016, is the result of a year long evaluation of the Plan. Some of the changes contained within this Plan are general updates and reorganization of content. Other changes are more substantive in nature, and include management improvements based on information gained over years of wolf management in Oregon. In general, changes made in this Plan include: 1) updates to base information (i.e., status, population, distribution, etc.), 2) new science related to the biology and management of wolves, and 3) management improvements based on information gained through years of wolf management in Oregon. Chapter II (Wolf Conservation and Monitoring) includes detailed information on the three phases of wolf management and discusses the state’s two wolf management zones. Chapter III (Wolf as Special Status Game Mammal) addresses the definition and conditions of the Chapter IV(Wolf-Livestock Conflicts) includes information on the use of non-lethal deterrents, the use of controlled take in certain situations, and expands livestock producer options for investigating potential wolf depredations of livestock. Readers should note that while some sections of earlier versions of this plan are condensed or 19combined, earlier versions of this Plan will continue to be made available.