The Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society
ADBSS Board Meeting
April 12, 2017 7:00 p.m - Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ. Board of Directors meetings are available to all members and anyone interested in bighorn sheep conservation. The meetings are the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm (Except December).
Red Cliffs - March 17 - 19, 2017
Primary objective is the Red Cliff site which is remedial effort from 2001 project and will consist of adding a new collection dam and 300’ of new 4” diameter feedline. It is important for all volunteers to be at the staging area promptly at 7:30 am each day for transport to the Red Cliff site and to be prepared to stay all day. Secondary objective is the Lambing Springs site where we will be building a 30’ long gabion across a wash for water diversion.
In The News...
Update on the Black Mountain Bighorn Sheep Disease Issue
During the October 2015 bighorn sheep surveys in the Black Mountains of Units 15B West, 15C, and 15D, Region 3 personnel detected a possible disease event. The region observed dramatically fewer bighorn sheep in Unit 15C North and South and a smaller decline in Unit 15B West; however, Unit 15D observations were at a record high (Tables 1-4). During the survey, the Region also documented 5 dead and 1 sick bighorn sheep in Unit 15CN and 4 dead bighorn sheep in Unit 15B West.
Catalina Sheep Reintroduction Program
The ADBSS and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are working together to reintroduce bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains. Here is a pic of the first Lamb born to our new herd in the Catalina Mountains near Tucson. This is exciting!!!
This type of intensive, multi-year project will take an extraordinary amount of work and funds to see it through successfully. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to this effort, click here. For more information about the program...
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