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Public invited to attend state Animal Damage Management Board meeting

Gray Wolf on the Prowl - Famous and legendary female alpha wolf 06F on the prowl in the Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. (Richard Seeley, Shutterstock)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board will meet on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. via Zoom, the board announced Tuesday.

“During the meeting, the Board will consider grant applications for wildlife and animal damage studies across the state, and receive updates on various issues,” the release said. The public is invited to attend via phone or computer, as listed below, and public comments are scheduled prior to adjournment.  

A full agenda for the meeting and instructions for connecting can be found on the board’s website. Agenda items include a rabies testing update and a wolf management update for the year.

The board was created by the Wyoming Legislature in 1999 “for the purposes of mitigating damage caused to livestock, wildlife and crops by predatory animals, predacious birds and depredating animals or for the protection of human health and safety.”

It is made up of the heads of state and regional federal lands agencies, as well as agricultural stakeholders from across the state.