Join the Rocky Mountain Front Ranchlands Group and the Western Landowners Alliance on Dec. 6 for a one day workshop in Choteau, Montana highlighting the perspectives and experiences of landowners and managers who use dogs to reduce conflict with large carnivores on private and public lands.
Dogs are a versatile tool for reducing conflicts in multiple rangeland settings: from the yard, to the pasture, to the open range. Yet, choosing the correct breed to fit your specific context and needs can be challenging. To highlight the diversity of uses for dogs, presentations and informal table conversations will offer opportunities to interface with multiple dog breeds and their owners and handlers.
Through attending this workshop, you will gain an understanding of the diverse uses and applications for dogs to protect livestock and human safety in rangeland settings.Please contact Alex Few if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers and Breeds
Guard and Pursue
Livestock Guardian Dogs
*Coffee/Snack available upon entry (Sponsored by First Bank of Montana)
10:00 am Introduction
10:20 am Presentations and Speaker Introductions
11:20 am Morning Break Sponsored by First Bank of Montana
11:30 am MSU Wildlife Extension: Emerging Technologies and Life Applications
11:50 pm Lunch
12:50 pm World Cafe
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Updates from MT Stockgrowers and MT Woolgrowers Meeting
3:15 pm Livestock Loss Board: Updates and Funding Opportunities
3:30 pm Community Needs: Challenges and Opportunities
4:15 pm Summary and Conclusion
4:30 pm Tabling Continues
5:00 pm Conclude