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Bighorn Sheep Monitoring Orientation

  • Durango Recreation Center 2700 Main Avenue Durango, CO, 81301 United States (map)
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On June 18th  MSI in cooperation with BHA, RMBS and Great Old Broads will be holding an information/meet and greet at the Durango Recreation Center at 5:30 pm.  At the meeting we will:

· Give a brief overview of the bighorn/domestic problem and show the first five minutes of the film about the recent bighorn die-off on the National Bison Refuge in Montana.

· Give an update on the science of disease (especially if anything new pops up at the meeting of the statewide working group on June 10th).

· Review results of last season's citizen science efforts (thanking all groups/individuals involved).  Have Jeremy from MSI review maps/results

· Preview this season's efforts - identifying specific areas of concern in SW CO

· Demonstrate how verifiable observations that require agency notification will be processed in a timely manner this season

· Discuss/plan for distribution of rack cards in SW CO this season

· Discuss/plan for holding a pint night for jeep tour guides in Ouray/Silverton to inform of problem and citizen science effort in late June.