July 17, 2012

We talk a lot about using fladry as a nonlethal deterrent to keep livestock safe from wolves. But what does it actually look like in action?

Patrick Graham, lead field technician with the Wood River Wolf Project, and intern Kasey Moore made a short video while setting up fladry at a ranch in central Idaho. Patrick demonstrates a new technique for deploying fladry that he devised using a backpack to avoid tangles. He adapted the method based on his expertise as a river rafting guide, thus reducing the amount of time it takes to set up and take down the flagging. Great idea, Patrick and nice camera work, Kasey!

This particular setup in Camas County utilizes existing fence lines, which makes the job even simpler. Check it out below:

Learn more about the techniques Defenders is using to protect livestock and wildlife.


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