The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given Montana a $150,000 grant to pay for livestock lost to wolves and to help support projects that reduce conflict with wolves and other predators that can damage producers' herds.

The money is part of a $900,000 budget for grants to go to various states under the Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project. Wyoming and Idaho were among the eight other states that are receiving federal funding for the issue, Laura Lundquist reported for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

The money is divided up in a number of ways, but the larger portion helps livestock producers who want to use non-lethal methods to keep their herds safe from wolves.

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