Sudden Death in a Bighorn Ewe

Sudden death in a bighorn sheep. Read more at www.synergyecology.ca

  On a July afternoon under the blistering Okanagan sun, a microscopic force delivered sudden death to an apparently healthy bighorn ewe. Her radio-collar told us she died at 7 pm July 18. When we reached her location, the air still sticky at 3 am, we found her intact, bedded…

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Wild Sheep Horn Growth: The Evolution of Science on the Evolutionary Impacts of Harvest

A January 2016 publication in Evolutionary Applications provides further evidence that intense selective hunting leads to artificial evolution in horn size¹. This is the latest in a series of publications since 2003 that address the potential for evolutionary impacts of trophy hunting in wild sheep, based on long-term data sets…

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Punk Rocker Stone’s Sheep

Photos of radio-collared Stone’s sheep on BC’s Alaska Highway show up on family trip blogs around the world, some with very unusual interpretations about the “jewelry” the “deer” (?) are wearing…. Photographer Eddie Fisher has some fantastic wildlife photos online. A couple of them feature S8M Sheep 21. Check out…

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A Perfect Field Season!

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This is year 7 of a 10 year site monitoring project we are doing. We downloaded the last of this season’s data and dismantled the equipment set-ups for the winter. We’re thrilled to have had a perfect field season. No data losses due to theft, vandalism, animal damage, maxed out…

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Introductions! Meet Pam

Pamela Hengeveld, Registered Professional Biologist Pam has been working on wild sheep and goat projects throughout British Columbia since 1997, beginning with herd classified inventories of bighorn sheep in Kootenay National Park. Since 2002, she has been working as project leader and liaison in multi-stakeholder collaborations focused on ecology and…

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Introductions! Meet Clint

Clint Cubberley, Registered Professional Biologist Clint’s skills and expertise have been applied to a diverse range of fish and wildlife projects over the course of more than 15 years in environmental research and consulting. Early work focused on salmonid habitat assessments, kokanee salmon enhancement programs, stream restoration, environmental monitoring of…

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Yes, We Are Lab Geeks

Meet Max and Bo, the newest members of the SAE crew. Barely 4 months old, they are already seasoned travelers, hard workers, and good sports. Bo (Oxbow Autumnwood) is the agile mountain climber. Max (Maximus Epilimnion) is all business in the field, with a nose that will take him places……

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