CDFW says 102 grant wolf-livestock compensation applications will deplete state’s $3 million funding

n 2021, the California state legislature appropriated $3 million in funding to California Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop a Wolf-Livestock Compensation Pilot Program to help minimize the impact of wolves on livestock producers. The pilot program offers compensation to eligible livestock producers specific to the following primary areas of need called prongs — direct livestock loss, use of nonlethal deterrent methods and indirect losses due to wolf presence near livestock.

To date, the Department of Fish and Wildlife has received a total of 102 grant applications for the CDFW Wolf Livestock Compensation Interim and Pilot Program that are projected to exhaust the current fund. As we work to continue evaluation of the submitted applications and process payments, there may not be sufficient funds available for applications submitted from this point forward.

For more information or questions, contact the CDFW Wolf Program at