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Large Carnivore ConservationIntegrating Science and Policy in the North American West$
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Susan G. Clark and Murray B. Rutherford

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226107400

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226107547.001.0001

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Wolf Management on Ranchlands in Southwestern Alberta

Wolf Management on Ranchlands in Southwestern Alberta

Collaborating to Address Conflict

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(p.140) 5 Wolf Management on Ranchlands in Southwestern Alberta
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Large Carnivore Conservation
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William M. Pym

Murray B. Rutherford

Michael L. Gibeau

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226107547.003.0005

This chapter examines two local collaborative initiatives in southwestern Alberta that sought to engage wildlife scientists, ranchers, conservation organizations, and other stakeholders to reduce conflicts between wolves and ranchers and conserve wolves on and around ranchlands. Both initiatives made initial progress toward their goals, but neither managed to effect substantial long-term improvements. We use the policy sciences framework and criteria to evaluate the decision-making processes of these initiatives and draw lessons for wolf conservation in southwestern Alberta and other settings at the interface between public lands and ranch lands.

Keywords:   wolves, ranch lands, governance, decision making, large carnivores, conservation policy, wildlife management

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