Centennial Mountains domestic sheep grazing station heavily criticized by Idaho & Montana National Wildlife Federations
The Idaho, Montana and National Wildlife Federations today sharply criticized a new decision by the U.S. Experimental Sheep Station to again graze domestic sheep in the Centennial Mountains.
“Ever since the Sheep Station began reviewing their grazing program they have ignored wildlife concerns”, said Brian Brooks, Executive Director of the Idaho Wildlife Federation. “The Centennial Mountains are some of the best wildlife habitat in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem but the Sheep Station insists on keeping these high elevation grasslands exclusively as pastures for domestic sheep and blocking the public to hunting and other recreation.”
The Wild Sheep Foundation Unveils World Record Rocky Mountain Bighorn
At their 3rd annual Open House event last Friday, July 13, the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) unveiled a life-sized mount of the world record Rocky Mountain bighorn ram. With horns measuring 216 3/8 inches, the new world record ram surpasses its predecessor from Alberta, B.C., by nearly seven inches. The new world-record ram was nine years old when it died and had lived its entire life on the 2,160-acre Wild Horse Island, located within the bounds of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation.
The Wild Sheep Foundation Promotes Conflict-free Farm Bill
The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) is alerting the Senate and House this week to keep public land grazing controversies out of the Farm Bill, to head off a misguided effort in the version of the Farm Bill passed by the House of Representatives.