Collaring data

Encampment students aid Game and Fish in bighorn sheep number/habitat study


January 9, 2019

Photo courtesy Jordan Sietz

A view of Bighorn Sheep rams through a spotting scope.

Last February, students from Encampment K-12 School aided the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) in collaring five sheep of the Encampment River herd with Global Position System (GPS) collars under the guidance of Jordan Seitz, Encampment 6th grade classroom teacher and 8th grade Earth Science teacher, along with Saratoga Wildlife Biologist Will Schultz and Habitat Biologist Katie Cheesbrough.

The intent in collaring the five sheep was to provide credible estimates for wildlife managers as to the number of bighorn sheep utilizing winter range habit in the Upper Platte Valley.

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