June 2016

Radio Interview

Earlier this month, Dr. Lori Kirshner of Animals Today Radio interviewed Bighorn Institute biologist, Aimee Byard, regarding the urban-bighorn issues in La Quinta. Rams have been coming down to the La Quinta golf courses since 2007, and ewes and lambs since 2012. We know at least 12 bighorn sheep have died since 2012 from coming down to these urban areas to utilize artificial sources of food and water. In fact, in May, five lambs died on the La Quinta golf courses during a two week period. The Institute has been outspoken about the need for a fence to keep the bighorn back in their natural habitat away from the perils of the urban area. Click on the photo to listen to the interview.