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Friends of Gold Butte Mesquite Speaker Series- Desert Bighorn Sheep
December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Author Mark Jorgensen grew up hiking, camping, and hunting in the western states and western Mexico. He has been intrigued by desert bighorn sheep and has spent five decades studying and pursuing them throughout their range. He became a State Park Ranger for California State Parks and went on to become the last Park Naturalist for California State Parks at Anza-Borrego, as well as a Resource Ecologist. He is a member of the Technical Staff of the Desert Bighorn Council, Inc., an advisor to the Bighorn Institute, and was an original member of the Federal Recovery Team for the endangered population of desert bighorn sheep in the Peninsular Ranges of southern California. As a hunter who chooses not to hunt bighorn, he understands the tension between conservation and preservation of bighorn sheep.
Join the Friends of Gold Butte as we learn about these majestic animals from one of the foremost experts on the species. His presentation will showcase high quality photographs featuring rare behavior, sheep in their rugged desert habitat, ewes nurturing newborn lambs, and massive rams in stunning ritualized combat for dominance.
Doors open at 6:15, presentation will begin at 7:00 pm. Free to the public but donations are always appreciated.