AoR 41: Stewart Breck & Matt Barnes, Livestock-Predator Interactions

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Stewart Breck is a research carnivore ecologist with the USDA-APHIS-WS National Wildlife Research Center and a member of the new Colorado State University Center for Human Carnivore Coexistence in Fort Collins. He has been focused on carnivore ecology and behavior and minimizing conflict between carnivores and people many years. The interview also includes Matt Barnes, a grazing consultant out of Colorado who works with the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative and has a long history in the middle ground between ranchers and wildlife advocates. Resources mentioned in the interview CSU-Center for Human & Carnivore Coexistence series on wolves in Colorado: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/centerforhumancarnivorecoexistence/projects/people-predators/ Colorado State University fact sheet, Wolves and Livestock: https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/people-predators/wolves-and-livestock-8-010/ Barnes paper on links between grazing management and preventing predation: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/290434755_Livestock_Management_for_Coexistence_with_Large_Carnivores_Healthy_Land_and_Productive_Ranches Guidebook by Western Landowners Assn.: https://westernlandowners.org/publication/reducing-conflict-with-grizzly-bears-wolves-and-elk/ WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK! Please take 60 seconds to complete this survey: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Y3fUWlQdBsyBZX TRANSCRIPT The full transcript of this episode is available at: https://bit.ly/2CZTiaq For more information on rangelands and rangeland science, visit globalrangelands.org/

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