Desert Bighorn Council

The Desert Bighorn Council was unofficially organized in 1957, and officially organized with adoption of a constitution in 1959. The Council was established to promote the advancement of knowledge concerning desert bighorn, and the long-range welfare of these animals. Membership is comprised of wildlife biologists, scientists, administrators, managers, and others interested in the welfare of desert bighorn.

The council is interested in all ecological and management issues affecting bighorns and their habitat. The native desert bighorn has greatly decreased in number since the European settlement of western North America, and council members are dedicated to ensuring the future of current viable populations and metapopulations. The necessity of managing areas for bighorns becomes more critical each year. Council members are currently implementing numerous studies and management strategies designed to improve current management guidelines.

Wild Sheep Foundation

Wild Sheep Foundation is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Iowa on September 14, 1977.  Its mission is to promote and enhance increasing populations of indigenous wild sheep on the North American continent, to safeguard against the decline or extinction of such species, and to fund programs for professional management of these populations, keeping all administrative costs to a minimum.

Contributing photos, articles, stories, and research pertaining to North America wild sheep or the interests of the members of WSF are always welcome.

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA)
Wild Sheep Working Group

“To identify priority topics and management challenges to wild sheep in the western U.S. and Canada; to collaboratively develop solutions to those challenges; and to foster strong relationships between wild sheep agencies and wild sheep advocates.”







2024 NWSGC Biennial Symposium
Alaska Spring 2024
April 29 - May 2, 2024

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

c/o Wild Sheep Foundation
VP for Conservation
412 Pronghorn Trail
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-404-8753
Cell: 307-899-9375