BEND - The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today, Oct. 1, adopted an updated state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.

The update makes minor changes to the original plan to make it more practical. Many of the changes are intended to improve the management of wolf-livestock conflicts and are based on five years of experience implementing the original plan, primarily in Wallowa County, where two wolf packs are known to live.

The changes to the plan were the result of public outreach efforts by Fish and Wildlife staffers, including meetings with 14 groups representing tribes, conservation groups, livestock producers, landowners and state and federal agencies.

DETAILS IN THE OCT. 7 CHIEFTAIN

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