Marias River Livestock Association

Resolutions

What we stand for

Those attending the May 10, 2012 Marias River Livestock Association meeting voted that the Association's stand would be that:

  • Marias River Livestock Association is not in favor of Wild Free Roaming Bison
  • All bison in Montana should be regulated as Livestock under Department of Livestock rules. This pertains to disease control and responsibilities for damage to property.
  • All bison should be contained. Meaning that they should not be allowed to wander onto private property or leased livestock grazing areas. They should be fenced.

Those attending the May 31, 2013 Marias River Livestock Association meeting voted on the following resolutions:

    GRIZZLY BEAR MANAGEMENT
  • Bears are not acceptable in towns, colonies or ranch yards (human settlements) and FWP/U.S. FWS bear management should reflect that. Problem bears need to be removed from the bear population.
  • Education on how to live with bears could be made available to those who wanted to participate. Our prime objective should be keeping people safe.
  • MRLA supports the use of USDA Wildlife Services in the management of problem grizzly bears.
    LIVESTOCK LOSS BOARD
  • MRLA supports the Livestock Loss Board in their program for reimbursement on livestock wolf and grizzly bear kills. We support the State of Montana to provide funding to the Livestock Loss Board.
  • We support the use of Livestock Loss Board funds for preventative measures to reduce livestock predation.
    FOREIGN DISEASE
  • MRLA would promote and encourage education for prevention, control and eradication of foreign disease in our domestic livestock.
    WOLF MANAGEMENT
  • Our Association supports further funding of USDA Wildlife Services for predator management. In addition, we support the current 2013 State of Montana Wolf Management plan.
    FWP PURCHASE OF PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC USE
  • MRLA is against the purchasing of any private property by any state agency those results in a net gain of state owned acreage in the State of Montana.
  • MRLA suggests that access to public land through private property is totally up to the land owner’s discretion. In addition, MRLA opposes the concept of corner crossing.
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