Message From The President
I hope many of you have had a chance to get out into the mountains this fall and enjoy what god has created for all of us to enjoy. It
is refreshing to belong to a organization that shares many of the common interests, beliefs and love of sheep conservation. As you can
see on our projects page we have committed to over $200,000 in projects in 2011-2012 in support of Wild sheep and the Utah DWR. I am
excited to announce we will be transplanting between 30-50 desert sheep from Nevada in December or January of this year. These sheep
will be released in the Kiaparowitz East/West units and will further strengthen an already stable population. We will keep you posted
on the transplant details. The Lamb recruitment study on the North San Rafael is producing some good data and we are fortunate to
have Rusty Robinson who is a Graduate student from BYU who is monitoring the collard sheep. Rusty spends 5-6 days collecting data
and hiking many miles to get a visual on the collared ewes & rams. This unit has been in a slow decline in population and we hope
to find the answer and change the trend. The DWR is in the process of issuing the next 3 years of conservation permit to conservation
groups and should have what sheep permits will be available for auction in the near future.
Thank you for your support of Wild sheep.