WCI is focused on serving ranching communities in the West to proactively reduce the potential of wolf-livestock conflict while supporting resilient ranching practices focused on landscape health, diverse wildlife populations, and livestock husbandry. We strive to protect and conserve the gray wolf through ranch-specific management actions that promote ranch sustainability and healthy ecological systems. This comprehensive approach focuses on progressive stockmanship, resource stewardship, 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—the focus is on managing livestock, not wolves or other predators. We are striving for conflict transformation, rather than conflict resolution through a holistic approach that promotes ranchers as stewards of the wild-working lands and wildlife habitats that we all value.
Working ranch stewardship that further reflects a reverence for life by accepting the return of the wolf on public and private lands, might in turn improve awareness and generate respect for the value working ranches can provide to wildlife, human dignity, and maintaining land health.
WCI activities are advised by a volunteer council comprised of livestock producers, state agency representatives, and wolf biologists/conservationists.
"...your organization is, indeed, invested in helping us to maintain our livelihood and our heritage! Thanks again for all of your help!" ~ Siskiyou County rancher