"...your organization [Working Circle] is, indeed, invested in helping us to maintain our livelihood and our heritage! Thanks again for all of your help!" ~ Siskiyou County rancher, 2016
Working Circle is focused on serving ranching communities to proactively reduce the potential of wolf-livestock conflict through herd and land management strategies that also support ranch resiliency and economic viability. We strive to honor the ranching heritage while conserving the gray wolf through ranch-specific management practices that promote ranchers as the stewards of the wild-working lands and wildlife we all value.
Our comprehensive approach focuses on progressive stockmanship, resource management, and rancher knowledge of the landscape. It merges these elements with predator ecology to enable ranchers to not only successfully operate with predators on the landscape, but experience co-benefits of herd and landscape health, operational efficacy, and economic gain.
Our strategies focus less on managing for wolves, less on conflict deterrents, and more on managing for what ranchers want to achieve long-term for their ranch. This is the key to discovering and implementing the best course for coexisting with predators.
In addition, our work forwards an approach that can allow ranchers to experience a greater return on investment than the continued output of resources, energetically and financially, over time. It is in this that sustainability can be found.
Working ranch stewardship that further reflects a reverence for life by accepting the return of predators on public and private lands, will in turn improve public awareness, increase market support, and generate respect in urban communities for the value that working ranches can provide to wildlife, human dignity, and maintaining land health.
Working Circle activities are advised by our ranching partners, experienced clinicians, and predator biologists/conservationists.
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