Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grants offered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture

October 5, 2023
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Minnesota Department of Agriculture

The Wolf Livestock Conflict Prevention Grant is offered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to help producers protect livestock predation by wolves. The MDA was appropriated $45,000 for each of State Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025.

Eligible applicants are livestock producers within Minnesota’s wolf range or on property determined by the commissioner to be affected by wolf-livestock conflicts. The Minnesota wolf range can be found here: www.dnr.state.mn.us/mammals/wolves/mgmt.html. Grant recipients will continue to be eligible for depredation payments under Minnesota Statute 3.737 and Minnesota Rules Chapter 1515. Eligible projects may include:

  • Purchase of guard animals
  • Veterinary costs for guard animals
  • Wolf-barriers which may include pens
  • Fladry and fencing
  • Wolf-deterring lights and alarms
  • Calving or lambing shelters
  • Other projects that will reduce wolf-livestock conflict

To learn more and or apply visit the link above.