The NWS&GC 2020 Symposium scheduled for April 20-23 in Canmore, Alberta has been cancelled, due to COVID-19.

The Alberta organizing committee is discussing options to  reschedule, and will inform everyone soon (via the NWSGC E-News Network, + the NWSGC website) with alternate dates. At this moment, November 2-5, 2020 is the leading week under consideration; at this point, we'd ask interested folks to at least flag that week in their planning calendars. 

The Alberta Conservation Association will automatically refund ALL registrations. You do not have to do anything.

If you have booked lodging with the Coast Hotel, you do not have to individually cancel your reservation, as the hotel will cancel the entire room block. There will be no lodging charges to individuals

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:

  1. Providing for timely exchange of research and management information.
  2. Promoting high standards in research and management; and
  3. 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.


2020 NWSGC Biennial Symposium
April 20-23, 2020
Canmore Coast Hotel
Canmore, Alberta

Symposium Chair:
Beth MacCallum
Bighorn Wildlife Technologies, Ltd.
176 Moberly Drive
Hinton, AB T7V 1Z1
Phone: 780-865-3390


First Call for Papers

For up to date information, subscribe to the NWSGC E-News network.

For further information, please contact :
Kevin Hurley
NWSGC Executive Director (volunteer)

c/o Wild Sheep Foundation
VP for Conservation Director
412 Pronghorn Trail
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-404-8750
Cell: 307-899-9375