Research Aids Bighorn Sheep

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Your support was a part of a $50,000 Wildlife Forever grant to support bighorn sheep in the Hell’s Canyon region of Washington. This region is recognized as one of the premier places in the world for the majestic bighorn sheep to live. The goal of the project was to protect sheep from diseases by gathering extensive habitat and physical information. Helicopters, DNA testing and telemetry equipment were used in this high tech sheep preservation operation. The grant was a first step in a goal of investing $10 million over a 20-year period. The funding will help increase the sheep population in Hell’s Canyon to approximately 20,000 through disease control, habitat stabilization and transplants. Future generations of hunters and other conservationists will be able to enjoy the sighting of bighorn sheep thanks in part to your support.