As promised in our spring newsletter, we’re sharing some of our favourite HCTF project photos submitted by our grant recipients. Here’s a great action shot of a Narraway bighorn ram being released after collaring in the mountains near Tumbler Ridge, BC.
The GPS collar will provide researchers with updates about the ram’s location every six hours. This information (combined with location data from other collared herd members) will allow the project team to map the sheep’s annual and seasonal ranges. The Narraway herd has the northernmost range of bighorn sheep in North America, and its small population size makes it vulnerable to local extinction. Gaining a better understanding of the sheep’s movements and habitat use will help in making informed management decisions that ensure the herd’s survival.