The 2 hour video below is an Arizona Game and Fish Department educational presentation about the natural history, management efforts, and biological and social issues related to mountain lions and bighorn sheep in Arizona.
The program, presented by three of the department’s expert wildlife biologists, was open to the public and webcast on Sept. 23, 2009.
Ron Thompson, large carnivore and big game habitat biologist, spoke on mountain lion natural history and management; John Hervert, wildlife program manager, spoke on bighorn sheep biology and management; and Pat Barber, Yuma regional supervisor, provided an overall summary of the department’s role for managing both species in southwestern Arizona, including the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. The speakers have more than 70 years of experience in wildlife management.
To learn more about the historic Kofa desert bighorn sheep herd, visit www.azgfd.gov/kofa.