(Dubois, WY) – The National Bighorn Sheep Center launched a Soil & Mineral Assessment in Torrey Valley on January 11th with the hope of identifying any factors that may be contributing to the decline of the Whiskey Mountain herd.
Yesterday’s assessment included sampling 3 mineral lick sites and was led by Education Director Karen Sullivan who was assisted by the Dubois High School AP Biology class. The results will be compared to control locations and results from over 20 years ago.
The Center shared they are excited to embark on this research experience with local high school students. They thanked the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation for a grant administered through the Wyoming Community Foundation that has allowed the Center to begin this initiative.
The Center also thanked the students, biology teacher Samantha Schwessinger, Greg Anderson from WY Game & Fish, National Bighorn Sheep Center board member Jen Hazeldine, and Erin Hannelly from Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District.
Visit www.bighorn.org for research progress.