Bozeman, Montana. November 4, 2019. The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) today announced the addition of Keith Balfourd to its Bozeman, Mont.-based team. Balfourd has spent the past 18 years as Director of Marketing for the Boone and Crockett Club.
“Keith has been a friend to our conservation community and WSF for many years,” said Gray N. Thornton, President and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation. “He’s as well respected, talented and dedicated as they come. We’re thrilled to have Keith join our team.”
Balfourd has worked within the hunting, angling, and conservation arena for the past 28 years in various capacities as an outdoor communicator, marketer, publisher, television producer, instructor and guide. He currently resides in Florence, MT with his wife and two daughters.
“I’ve been fortunate to be able to turn my passion for wildlife and the outdoors into my life’s work, which has taught me a lot,” Balfourd explained. “One thing I do know is that we would not have wild places, wild things, and the opportunity to hunt today if it were not for Theodore Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club. It was both an honor and a privilege to be a part of this legacy, and the work the Club is doing today. The best one can hope for in this business is to be able to make a difference. I feel like I’ve been able to do that with B&C, and look forward to doing the same at Wild Sheep. Both organizations are at the forefront at what lies over the horizon for conservation.”
With its world headquarters in Bozeman, Mont., the Wild Sheep Foundation, formerly the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, was founded in 1977 by wild sheep conservationists and enthusiasts. WSF’s Mission is to enhance wild sheep populations, promote professional wildlife management, and educate the public and youth on sustainable use and the conservation benefits of hunting while promoting the interests of the hunter and all stakeholders. With a membership of 8,000 worldwide and a Chapter and Affiliate network in North America and Europe, WSF is the premier advocate for wild sheep, other mountain wildlife, their habitats and their conservation. Since forming in 1977, the Wild Sheep Foundation and its chapters and affiliates have raised and expended more than $130 million on conservation, education and conservation advocacy programs in North America, Europe and Asia towards its purpose to “Put and Keep Wild Sheep On the Mountain”®. These and other efforts have resulted in a three-fold increase in bighorn sheep populations in North America from their historic 1950-60s lows of 25,000 to 85,000 today. WSF, its Chapters, Affiliates and agency partners are also working together to ensure thinhorn sheep thrive in their northern mountain realms for generations to enjoy. www.wildsheepfoundation.org.