WSF’s 10th annual Chapter & Affiliate Summit was hosted this year by Montana WSF on beautiful Flathead Lake in Polson, Montana June 21-23, 2017 and brought 75 wild sheep conservationists and leaders from throughout North America to work together for wild sheep.
The annual summit concept was conceived in the spring of 2008 to bring the WSF family together under “One Tent” and around “One Campfire.” “One Tent – One Campfire” has been the summit mantra ever since.
The First Chapter Summit was held in Cody, Wyoming in May of 2008 and the second in Reno, Nevada in June of 2009. In 2010, the summit was expanded to include WSF Affiliates as well and a chapter or affiliate “host” was launched with WSF Alberta offering to host the June 2010 Summit III in Edmonton. Since 2010, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society, Idaho WSF/Oregon FNAWS/Washington WSF, Utah FNAWS, Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society, Wild Sheep Society of BC, Iowa FNAWS/Nebraska Game & Parks and Montana WSF have hosted the event. Wyoming WSF will be Summit XI host June 20-23, 2018 in Jackson, Wyoming.
The Summit X finale event was a dinner cruise on Flathead Lake and a rousing live auction conducted on the upper deck of the “Shadow” – a dinner cruise ship owned by KwaTaqNuk Resort. WSF and Montana WSF expect to direct more than $35,000 to Montana wild sheep conservation efforts through the event sponsorships and auction.
PDFs of the meeting PowerPoint presentations are available to download on the WSF website at:
WSF salutes Summit X host Montana WSF, our summit sponsors, summit delegates, summit donors and summit auction buyers for making this year’s event such a success!
See you in Jackson, WY next year for Summit XI!
Gray N. Thornton, President & CEO
Editor in Chief, Wild Sheep Magazine
Chadwick Ram Society Member
Summit Life Member