Introduction and Purpose
The Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council is a non-profit,
international scientific and educational organization dedicated
to the management and conservation of northern wild sheep and mountain
goat populations and their habitats in North America.
The Northern Wild Sheep Council was established in 1968 by a group
of scientists from the U.S. and Canada. In 1978, our organization
was renamed the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, to reflect
our interest in mountain sheep and mountain goats in North America.
Our purpose is achieved by:
- Providing for timely exchange of research and management information.
- Promoting high standards in research and management; and
- Providing professional advice on issues involving wild sheep
and mountain goat conservation and management.
Membership in the NWSGC includes professional research and management
biologists and others active in the conservation of wild sheep and
mountain goats. Membership in the Council is achieved either by
registering at, or purchasing proceedings of, the biennial symposium.
Only members may vote at the biennial business meeting.