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Agriculture & Wildlife Protection Program (AWPP)

The Agriculture and Wildlife Protection Program (AWPP) provides grants and resources to farmers to protect livestock, crops and property without killing wildlife. Property owners can also apply for funds to prevent damage from beaver activity while allowing beavers to remain onsite.

Protect livestock, crops and property

While many farmers do not wish to harm wild animals, trapping or killing wildlife can feel like the only option.

We can help you coexist.

…while coexisting with wildlife

The AWPP also supports non-lethal solutions to beaver caused flooding, crop loss, or damage. Find out more.

Attention Benton county farmerS!

Farms of any size may receive up to $5,000 towards non-lethal deterrents with the AWPP grant program.

Grants can be used to install deterrents to deter wild predators and beaver without having to resort to trapping or permanent removal of wildlife. Limited emergency grants are available to address immediate issues.

  • Standard Fencing
  • Electrical Fencing
  • Netting
  • Livestock Housing
  • Poultry Housing
  • Guardian Animals
  • Sound Deterrents
  • Visual Deterrents

*AWPP does not fund deterrents for wild deer, elk or turkey.

Are you a grant recipient?

Additional Program Resources

Equipment Lending & Library

AWPP has a lending library of books and tools for checkout, including electric fence extenders, deterrent devices, and wildlife camera.

Predator & Non-Lethal Deterrents

Browse information intended to help you identify what might be attacking your livestock, poultry, and discover ways to address the issue quickly and sustainably.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Visit our FAQ page to browse commonly asked questions and answers.

Annual Program Reports

View in-depth reporting on all things related to programs, education & outreach, grants, and more.

See some of our past awards in action:

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Materials and services for the AWPP are provided by Benton County, Oregon State University Extension Service, Chintimini Wildlife Center, and Advisors with expertise in ranching with wildlife, predator ecology, and human-carnivore conflict.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. We encourage you to do your own research on specific methods that will work best for you and your property. Any beliefs and/or opinions stated by the resources listed above do not necessarily reflect the beliefs and/or opinions of AWPP committee members, Benton County, or their affiliate organizations.

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