78 Members attend the 2018 Winter Meeting in Lander
The WY-WSF Board of Directors and members recently approved an additional $77,000 for wild sheep conservation at their winter meeting in Lander, Dec. 1, 2018. When combined with the summer meeting allocation, the WY-WSF has contributed over $142,000 in putting and keeping KIDS and WILD SHEEP on the mountain in 2018. Moreover, the national Wild Sheep Foundation contributed $28,500 to Wyoming wild sheep projects, and the Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition contributed $243,767. That’s a whopping $414,717 directed towards wild sheep conservation!! You should be proud! Review all WY-WSF projects at: Grant In Aid Page
Other winter meeting activities included a great field trip to Washakie Reservoir on the Wind River Indian Reservation, where Pat Hnilicka reviewed historic and recent wild sheep management activities. Many of the recent management actions, i.e. disease sampling and radio collaring, have been funded by WY-WSF.
WY-WSF Treasurer , Joni Miller, joined forces with local physician Dr. Gee and National Outdoor Leadership School instructors to provide an afternoon workshop on outdoor medicine/first aid and survival. Attendees rotated through 3 stations; wilderness medicine, wilderness clothing/hypothermia; wilderness communications. The workshop received overwhelming reviews and we will try to repeat and expand it at our summer meeting in Casper, June 1, 2019.
The winter meetings are simply getting more informative and fun, and attendance is up – about 100 folks the last two years. Please consider checking out next year’s event. Put it on your calendar for Dec. 7, 2019, location to be announced.
For Meeting minutes visit: 2018 Winter Meeting Minutes
2017 Winter Meeting Concluded in Jackson Hole
Photos and video are provided courtesy of Josh Metten, Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures.
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Over 60 loyal Wyoming Wild Sheep fanatics attended the 2017 meeting in Jackson Hole.
Highlights included approving a total of $52,500 to fund 7 grant in aids, a terrific tram ride
in Teton Village to view the Darby herd, a tour of the Jackson herd on the National Elk Refuge
and a tasty dinner banquet at the 49er.
For Meeting minutes visit: 2017 Winter Meeting Minutes