Grant will help sheep foundation buy corridor
BUTTE, July 1, 2015– The Montana Chapter of the Wildlife Sheep Foundation recently received a grant which will go toward buying and creating a wildlife corridor along Highway 1, seven miles west of Anaconda.
Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust approved a $224,040 grant to the foundation last week. This is one-third of the cost of the land. YT Timber, a subsidiary of RY Timber, is selling the land for $672,120.
The 224 acres the foundation is trying to buy is adjacent to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks Garrity Wildlife Management Area and will help create a corridor for wild animals, particularly Lost Creek bighorn sheep, to travel through. Read more...
Pneumonia strikes East Fork Bitterroot bighorn herd
HAMILTON, May 28, 2015 – For the second time in six years, the bighorn sheep herd in the East Fork of the Bitterroot appears to be suffering a die-off from an outbreak of pneumonia.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' Bitterroot-based biologist Rebecca Mowry is asking for people’s help in keeping tabs on the herd in an effort to keep the illness from spreading. Read more...
Mark your calendars!
Plans are well underway for the 2016 Annual Banquet. and because of the success of the 2015 annual event in Helena, we are going back for another round! Mark your calendars as the date has been set for March 18-19, 2016 at the Colonial Inn in Helena. We will have a fresh lineup of seminars, another youth event at the Montana WILD facility and a great time raising money for bighorn sheep!
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