Wild sheep share a number of similarities with their domestic cousins. Unfortunately, contact between the two groups can have deadly consequences. Managing livestock/ wildlife conflicts on private land is a daunting task. The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has supported the Sheep Separation Program for nearly a decade, including the program’s provincial coordinator, Jeremy Ayotte. The Wild Sheep Working Group is made up of domestic sheep producers, biologists, and hunters. “One of our goals is to monitor the different strategies we’re trialing, and then share our success stories, within the province and beyond,” stated Ayotte. “Historically, the program’s had its ups and downs, but now that we’ve got some stability through funding, there’s a perceivable buzz: you can really feel the momentum starting to pick up.” Read the full article on the HCTF web site.
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