2022 WSF LIFE MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP FUND WINNERS
The future is looking bright when it comes to wildlife conservation. The Wild Sheep Foundation reviewed 19 applications for the Life Member Fund Scholarship this spring. Scholarships are awarded to students in a field related to the Wild Sheep Foundation endeavors. Specifically degrees in wildlife management, wildlife biology, and wildlife pathology. A focus on wild sheep is preferred but not necessary.
Stone’s Sheep Seasonal Range & Habitat Use Study
Stone’s sheep are surveyed only sporadically, as flight budgets and favorable weather conditions allow. Aerial surveys flown in 1985 and 1993 in British Columbia’s Omineca Region 7A indicated significantly more Stone’s sheep than were found in a 2020 helicopter survey. This prompted the initiation of a multi-year Stone’s sheep project in this remote portion of BC’s Russel, Swannel, and Tatlatui Mountain Ranges. Stone’s sheep here occur at very low densities inhabiting small pockets of these mountain ranges.
WSF Welcomes Taos Pueblo as New Affiliate
"The wild sheep family continues to grow," said Gray N. Thornton, President and CEO of the Wild Sheep Foundation. "We are thrilled to be able to welcome the first Native American tribe as our newest Affiliate. Our Chapters and Affiliates represent the backbone of wild sheep conservation efforts on the ground. The Taos Pueblo people have been an advocate and partner for wild sheep restoration, management, and hunting opportunities on their lands. Formalizing this union was long overdue."