The Impact of Backcountry Skiing on Wyoming's Bighorn Sheep

The Impact of Backcountry Skiing on Wyoming's Bighorn Sheep

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The Impact of Backcountry Skiing on Wyoming's Bighorn Sheep

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“If more people are going to go into the wilderness and we want it to stay pristine, we need to be very very aware of our environment.” –Kim Havell

Backcountry skiing is the fastest growing segment of the sport and with more people headed into the wilderness than ever before, we must become more aware of our environment, understand our impact and take measures to recreate responsibly. The following video explores the impact of backcountry recreation on a delicate population of migratory bighorn sheep, with professional ski mountaineer/guide Kim Havell and others discussing the importance of protecting and conserving the wild places in which we roam.

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