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Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) Conservation Scholarship Awarded

10.10.16

Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) Conservation Scholarship Awarded

Bozeman, Montana – October 10, 2016: At the annual Montana State University (MSU) Fish & Wildlife Ecology Awards Night held October 6th in Bozeman, a $2,400 scholarship was presented to Ms. Kelli Poole, in support of her studies of bighorn sheep in Montana’s Highland Mountains. Established in 2014 and named after WSF Senior Conservation Director Kevin Hurley in recognition of his lifelong work on wild sheep, the WSF Kevin Hurley Wild Sheep Biology Award is presented annually to either an MSU graduate or upper-level undergraduate student studying wild sheep or mountain goats. “This year, the selection committee unanimously chose Kelli Poole, a top-tier student in her senior year at MSU,” stated Gray N. Thornton, WSF President and CEO. “Kelli’s work on the Highland Mountains bighorn sheep project, under the direction of Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks biologist Vanna Boccadorri of Butte, could very well develop into a graduate-level research project, contributing valuable data to aid MFWP with bighorn sheep management in southwest Montana” added Thornton.
 
 
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