McCloud is the location for one of a series of workshops being held this week in Siskiyou County to assist ranchers and farmers with the challenges associated with running an agricultural operation in an area where wolves are present.

McCloud is the location for one of a series of workshops being held this week in Siskiyou County to assist ranchers and farmers with the challenges associated with running an agricultural operation in an area where wolves are present.

The meetings will be hosted by wolf specialist and hunter Carter Niemeyer of Idaho, Alberta ranch manager and cow boss Joe Engelhart, and The Mountain Livestock Cooperative’s Timmothy Kaminski.

Between the three are 70 years of combined experience with wolves and livestock interactions in the West, according to a recent press release.

The workshop scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, at the McCloud Mercantile Hotel will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The workshops are aimed at four benefits in assisting ranchers with understanding gray wolves and their behavior, recognizing areas and conditions that pose risks to livestock, finding a solution-based focus on problems or causes and finding practical management solutions for reducing large carnivore conflicts.

Additional discussions throughout the workshops will focus on the facets of depredation investigations and what you can and cannot do under the California Endangered Species Act.

Light refreshments will be provided, but participants are encouraged to pack a lunch.

Thursday’s workshop will take place in Bieber at Bieber Memorial Hall, Friday’s will be in Dorris at the Dorris Community Center, and the series will wrap up on Saturday in Montague at the Community Center.

The workshops are sponsored by the California Wolf Center. Contact karin@californiawolfcenter.org with questions.