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WSF Volunteers – Black Hills Bighorn Habitat Improvement
Toiling under the hot mid-July sun, more than 25 bighorn sheep conservationists gathered July 17-18, 2021, in Custer State Park (CSP), in the Black Hills of South Dakota, for a volunteer project to improve bighorn sheep habitat. While no comparison can be made to the hordes of bikers/motorcyclists that descend on Sturgis, SD every year, our band of volunteers was every bit as intrepid and energetic as any Black Hills visitors would be. The weekend’s goals were to cut down 4-9” DBH Ponderosa Pine seedlings that have re-generated on two sites totaling more than 13 acres since the 2007 Four Mile Fire in CSP.
As Drought Mounts, So Does Dollars for Wild Sheep
At the Wild Sheep Foundation's (WSF) 13th Chapter and Affiliate Summit in Lewistown, Idaho (June 25 & 26), a hat was passed to raise money to bring water to drought-inflicted bighorn sheep herds in southern Nevada and elsewhere in the southern Rockies.
A LEGEND IS GONE!
The wild sheep community lost one of its giants yesterday with the passing of Dr. Valerius Geist of Vancouver Island at age 83. Val was one of the world's foremost authorities on the biology and behavior of North American large mammals, most notably mountain sheep. Val's doctoral thesis (Univ. of British Columbia) was entitled On the Behaviour and Evolution of American Mountain Sheep.