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Bighorn Release

ODFW continues 60 years of bighorn restoration with their latest release in historic sheep country near the John Day Fossil Beds. Within months many of the sheep had spread out through remote canyons and newborn lambs were leaping with them up cliffs. But one group of rams wandered another direction, leading to a serious setback which resulted in their deaths.

First Broadcast: 2011
Producer: Vince Patton
Editor: Lisa Suinn Kallem
Video Courtesy: Michael Durham
Aerials Courtesy: ODFW
Photos Courtesy: Breese Ranch, OSU Library Archive
Videographers: Michael Bendixen, Nick Fisher

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Bighorn Release; Photogeology; Willamette Valley Fen

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2303
Original Broadcast: October 20, 2011