Stone’s Sheep Demography and Habitat Use

The Sulphur 8 Mile (S8M) Stone’s Sheep Project developed as a result of oil and gas pre-tenure plan requirements in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area of northern British Columbia.

The goal was to understand the potential impacts of resource development on Stone’s sheep populations, and identify management strategies for consideration in resource planning.

Over 5 years, we marked and monitored 141 Stone’s sheep for health assessments, adult survival rates, causes of mortality, habitat use, and population trend analyses. Research completed in 2005 – 2010 focused on understanding Stone’s sheep population demographics and distribution, adult female survival and mortality patterns, habitat use patterns, and herd health. In 2008, the project expanded to study habitat use by adult male sheep.

 

Project Timeline

Completed Project: Spring 2005 – Spring 2012

 

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Pamela Hengeveld
Wild sheep specialist and founder of WILDLIFE.FISH. Also known as the quiet neighbour with the really big freezer.
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Clint Cubberley
Aquatic ecologist. Accidental wild sheep and goat biologist. Lab geek. I spend most of my time in the mountains or around water.
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