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Established in 2007 and sponsored by Kevin and Kyle Hurley, this award is intended to recognize the recipient based on their scientific contributions to enhancing North America’s wild sheep and honor those who have dedicated their lives to ensure the health and welfare of wild sheep.

In 2024, Kurt Alt received this award. His plaque reads:

WILD SHEEP BIOLOGIST'S WALL OF FAME
Sponsored by Kevin & Kyle Hurley of Boise, Idaho Presented to KURT ALT 

The Wild Sheep Foundation recognizes and appreciates your career accomplishments toward wild sheep conservation and management, in Montana, throughout the West, and across Central Asia. 

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our efforts have contributed significantly to  "Put and Keep Wild Sheep on the Mountain®." 


Watch Kurt's video presentation below:
 

COMPLETE LIST OF RECIPIENTS
2024 - Kurt Alt - Wild Sheep Foundation - MT
2023 - Mike Cox - Nevada Department of WildlifeNV
2022 - Dr. Helen Schwantje - MFLNRORD - BC
2020 - Tom Besser - Washington State University - WA
2019 - Shawn Stewart - Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks - MT
2018 - Vic Coggins - Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife - OR
2017 - Dr. Eric Rominger - New Mexico Department of Game & Fish - NM
2016 - Doug McWhirter - Wyoming Game & Fish Department - WY
2015 - Dr. Sri - Washington State University - WA
2014 - Tom Rinkes - Bureu of Land Management - ID
2013 - Tom Carlsen - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department - MT
2012 - Melanie Woolever - United States Forest Service - CO
2011 - Wayne Heimer - Alaska Department of Fish & Game - AK
2010 - Tim Schommer - United States Forest Service - OR
2009 - Vern Bleich - California Department of Fish & Game - CA
2008 - Clay Brewer - Texas Parks & Wildlife Department - TX
2007 - Jim Karpowitz - Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - UT



The recipient will be recognized at a banquet event and presented with a plaque stating their accomplishments. The recipient's name will also be added to the “Wild Sheep Biologist’s Wall of Fame” listing at WSF Headquarters in Bozeman, MT.
 

NOMINATION PROCESS


Submit your nomination letters to Julie Tripp – WSF Awards & Publications Director.
WSF World Headquarters | 412 Pronghorn Trail | Bozeman, MT 59718 USA | Phone: 406.404.8750 (800-OK-FNAWS) | Email: info@wildsheepfoundation.org

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