Grant application period for non-lethal agricultural wildlife deterrence program opens July 1

Agricultural operations of all sizes in Benton County that wish to prevent conflicts with wildlife may qualify for up to $5,000 in reimbursement grant funds for the purchase of proactive non-lethal wildlife deterrents to protect livestock and crops. These deterrents include standard and electric fencing, scare devices, fladry or flagging, birthing or lambing structures, animal housing, and livestock guardian animals. Property owners experiencing conflicts with beavers may also qualify for grant funds for the purchase of deterrents to protect trees or prevent flooding.

Grant applications may be downloaded and submitted beginning July 1, 2022 at The application period closes July 31, 2022 and grant awards will be announced on September 1, 2022.