Livestock Board Subcommittees

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Arizona Livestock Board

Subcommittees

Depredation Subcommittee
Established by the Livestock Loss Board and is charged with defining depredation by Mexican wolves, establishing a process for reporting depredations as well as programs that will discourage and prevent wolves from killing or harming livestock.

Members
Mark Killian, Stephen Clark, Jim O’Haco, James Unmacht, Ken Van de Graaff

Issues
Define Depredation *Develop checklist for reporting an incident *Develop checklist for agency(s) assessment / findings *Develop an incident reporting database *Other

Compensation Subcommittee
Established by the Livestock Loss Board and is charged with developing a compensation schedule for covering costs associated with Mexican wolf depredation and impacts to livestock operations, including programs to discourage and prevent wolves from killing or harming livestock and a Pay for Presence program in conjunction with the Depredation Subcommittee.

Members
Dr. George Ruyle, Sarahmarge Crigler, Jim O’Haco, Clay Parsons, Ken Van de Graaff

Issues
Determine compensation schedules *Losses due to depredation *Determine criteria for participation in a Pay for Presence program and reimbursement *Determine criteria for participation in a Conflict Avoidance program and reimbursement *Other

Outreach Subcommittee
Established by the Livestock Loss Board and is charged with developing and implementing a plan to help educate parties (individuals to communities) that are directly and indirectly impacted by the reintroduction of Mexican wolves in Arizona and the creation of a repository for wolf information on financial, social, and ecological impacts.

Members
Sarahmarge Crigler, Stephen Clark, Clay Parsons, Dr. George Ruyle, Ty E. Gray

Issues
Develop key messages *Determine methods of outreach *List and prioritize outreach targets *Other

Adaptive Management Subcommittee
Established by the Livestock Loss Board and is charged with developing administrative procedures to implement the statutory provisions of S.B. 1466, Chapter 172 Laws of 2015 and for the integration of actions (e.g. conflict avoidance strategies) proposed by the subcommittees to forward the Livestock Loss Board’s mission.

Members
James Unmacht-Chairperson, Sarahmarge Crigler, Mark Killian, Dr. George Ruyle, Ty E. Gray

Fund Development Subcommittee
Established by the Livestock Loss Board and is charged with seeking financial support (direct funding or in-kind contributions) to carry out the mission of the Livestock Loss Board and its statutory mandates.

Members
Stephen Clark, Mark Killian, Jim O’Haco, Ken Van de Graaff, Ty E. Gray

Issues
Set up a fund (OSPB) *Review, prioritize, and pursue potential funding sources *Other