Wild Sheep Summit, Optimism and Concern
The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) recently concluded its 13th Chapter and Affiliate Summit in Lewistown, Idaho. The event was hosted by Idaho and Washington WSF, and Oregon FNAWS. On tap were discussions and scientific presentations on the present and future of wild sheep populations in North America. The result was a mix of celebration, optimism, concern, and action.
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.
Filming on Public Land Means More Conservation Advocates
Today, the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) expressed its support for S.1616, a bill to streamline permitting and reduce regulatory burdens on small operation filming on federal public lands.