From the Capital Press in the western United States:

WINSTON, Ore. — In her first six months as a conflict prevention specialist in Southwestern Oregon, Alyssa Mahaney contacted and advised 80 livestock owners.

On three ranches — two in Jackson County and one in Klamath County — she and her horse have ridden the properties, checking on the cattle and looking for wildlife sign, specifically that of wolves. She has also spent several nights patrolling those ranches in her pickup truck.

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