Ketchum Votes in Favor of Wolf Co-Existence
Ketchum, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Monday, the Ketchum City Council voted in favor of wolves. Ketchum Mayor, Nina Jonas, asked for the council’s support in adopting a resolution to support wildlife co-existence.
In that resolution, they recognize the Wood River Wolf Project as a favorable alternative wolf management practice. The Wood River Wolf Project encourages livestock ranchers to work with government agencies and The Defenders of Wildlife. They work to keep wolves away from livestock using non-lethal methods, such as guard dogs, sound devices, and flagging.
Monday’s Ketchum City Council meeting was standing room only. Numerous attendees expressed their disdain for Idaho’s current methods of wolf management, including hunting and trapping. The City of Ketchum will use this resolution to encourage the State of Idaho to adopt alternative wolf management practices.