February 11th, 2010
An introduction to The Way of Things

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Author: Gale Monson and Lowell Summers

This is a book I wish I would have known about when I first began exploring the desert on my own. It covers every aspect of desert bighorn sheep survival and management that I can think of. It is ideal for the novice just beginning to understand...

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The wind is a sizeable force and has a tremendous effect on the structure and plant and animal life in the environment. This lecture will help you learn and understand the wind and its effects in shaping the local environment.


October 7th, 2015
BGG 25 will be 30 years old next year. What is BGG 25 ? It is "Big-Game Guzzler number 25". More precisely it is a artificial water source meant to help out the desert bighorn sheep. It is the 25th artificial water source installed by the Society For The Conservation Of Desert Bighorn Sheep. It was installed in the Newberry mountains in 1986.
September 9th, 2015
To understand any terrestrial environment one must know how to track and read sign. This skill allows you extend your awareness through time and distance. Part of this skill is understanding game trails, thus allowing you to look back much deeper in time than just tracking.
February 19th, 2015
When walking the desert in the summer time heat one finds there is a stillness on the land. The stark blue sky without any clouds is motionless, and all the animals or deep in their burrows or hiding in what little shade they can find.


June 11th, 2015
All hunter gatherer cultures throughout the world past or present inculturerated a tradition of a vision quest in one form or another. They usually culminated in a dream or vision that was interpreted as a message from the spirit world. These dreams and visions derive much of their power and influence from the animal imagery and symbolism they contained.
March 31st, 2015
One of the most important adaptations that all desert animals have in common is their use and understanding of the thermal environment. Desert bighorn sheep are no exception to this, indeed they have mastered it.
February 27th, 2015
For many years environmental organizations have concentrated their efforts on maintaining and improving natural and artificial water sources for desert bighorn sheep.