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Thinhorn Summit II

Building upon the first-ever Thinhorn Sheep Summit I held three years ago in Richmond, British Columbia, this second gathering spent two days focused on evaluating challenges and opportunities for enhancing management of Dall’s and Stone’s sheep in Alaska, northern British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon Territory.

“With 30 generous business, organizational, and individual sponsors, the Wild Sheep Foundation was able to provide an excellent forum to discuss and prioritize management challenges faced by thinhorn sheep in these four northern jurisdictions,” said Kevin Hurley, WSF Senior Conservation Director and Thinhorn Sheep Program Lead. “Dall’s sheep and Stone’s sheep face a changing North,” added Hurley, “where human footprint, changing climates, and potential pathogen transmission from domestic sheep and goats require conservationists to step up, raise funds, take action, and work to ensure a bright future for thinhorn sheep.”

A synthesis of discussion and action items will be prepared over the next month, to be shared with summit attendees, wild sheep management agencies, and WSF Chapters and Affiliates around North America; this summary/synthesis will also be posted to WSF’s website, for public access and download.

“We brought the right mix of experts together to fully explain thinhorn sheep issues, identify needed resources, and prioritize next steps to be taken, to benefit Dall’s sheep and Stone’s sheep in the North,” added Gray N. Thornton, WSF President and CEO. “WSF and our dedicated members and partners will fully engage in the crucial work to maintain and enhance thinhorn sheep populations and their habitats,” stated Thornton.


Thinhorn Sheep Summit II Agenda

Thinhorn Sheep Summit II Presentations

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Day 1 - Afternoon

Day 2 - Morning


Thinhorn Resources

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