New blog post and video: Improving technology to help wolves and livestock

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife prioritizes and promotes the use of nonlethal measures to deter wolves and other carnivores from depredating livestock. Our team at WDFW was excited to partner with Defenders of Wildlife, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to update and encourage consistent production of the Radio-Activated Guard box (RAG box), an innovative tool that plays loud sounds and flashes bright lights when a radio-collared animal approaches the box to scare carnivores away from small and medium-sized livestock pastures. Read all about this effort in a new blog post and learn how to set up and operate the new RAG box in this instructional video