Wild Sheep Foundation; LWCF a Win for Conservation
In 1964, recognizing the value Americans placed on the environment, public lands, and the positive economic impact of outdoor recreation, Congress made the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) law. Rather than using tax-payer dollars to fund the conservation and management of these national treasures, LWCF takes a portion of the proceeds from the extraction of one natural resource – offshore oil and gas – and creates a reserve of funds to conserve other natural resources – water and land.
Wild Sheep Foundation Acknowledges 84th Anniversary of Nevada’s Desert National Wildlife Refuge with Concerns
Bozeman, Montana. May 19, 2020. Established on May 20, 1936, Nevada’s Desert National Wildlife Refuge (DNWR) is the largest national wildlife refuge outside of Alaska, encompassing 1.6 million acres, located just North of Las Vegas. Over 1.3 million acres is proposed wilderness and has been managed as such since 1974. It is home to a vast diversity of flora and fauna, including desert bighorn sheep.
Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition Allocates Dollars to Benefit Wyoming’s Wildlife
On May 6, 2020 the Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition (Coalition) convened to allocate more than $475,000 to benefit Wyoming’s wildlife and their habitats. The Coalition consists of representatives from the Wild Sheep Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Muley Fanatic Foundation, Wyoming Wildlife Federation, Audubon Rockies, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.