FOUNDATION FOR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
Ensuring ungulate populations recover in areas negatively impacted by wolves
AS OF NOVEMBER 29TH, 2021 WOLF CONTROL BOARD FUNDS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED AND THEREFORE, (ASIDE FROM THE 2021 COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANT FUNDS IN THE PANHANDLE AND CLEARWATER UNITS), ALL UNITS HAVE RETURNED TO STANDARD F4WM RATES OF:
F4WM Received 2021 IDFG Commission Community Challenge Grant!
In effort to increase harvest efforts on wolves, to promote elk management objectives, and in areas where landowner/wolf conflicts are occurring, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission has awarded more than $100,000 to F4WM over the past few years which has been utilized through a Cost Share Agreement to increase F4WM wolf harvest expense reimbursement amounts in the areas in most need of wolf harvest. For the 2021-2022 season F4WM was awarded $5,000 for the Panhandle Region, & $3,000 for the Clearwater Region from the 2021 IDFG Commission Community Challenge Grant funding. These funds, as they have in prior years, will be used as matching funds through a cost share agreement ($500 grant funding /$500 F4WM funding ) to increase reimbursement amounts to $1000 per wolf, where IDFG data shows that additional wolf harvest is needed to promote healthy ungulate populations in the select areas specified by IDFG. The select areas are listed below.
IDFG COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANT FUNDING INCREASED REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNTS TO $1000 PER WOLF IN THE FOLLOWING UNITS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 29TH 2020 AND WILL REMAIN UNTIL THOSE GRANT FUNDS ARE DEPLETED FOR EACH SPECIFIED REGIONAL AMOUNT.
A. Within the Panhandle Region GMUs 7, 9; that portion of Unit 6 w/in the NF St. Joe drainage; that portion of Unit 4 north of Forest Highway 9; and that portion of Unit 4A south of the Clark Fork River and west of Forest Road (FR) 278 to its junction with FR 1066, west of FR 1066 from its junction with 278 to its junction with FR 332, and west of FR 332.
B. Within the Clearwater Region GMUs 10, 12, 15, 18
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IDFG employees are ineligible for reimbursement under this agreement and with Commission Challenge Grant funds. They are eligible for reimbursement under F4WM stand-alone program if meeting F4WM criteria for reimbursement.
This increase will continue until all Community Challenge Grant Funding has been depleted, and is available to both members and non-members alike, as required by IDFG. Please see the “Reimbursement Process” page for more information regarding reimbursement requests.