Sportsmen working for the future of Nevada’s wildlife
After the almost total extinction of bighorn sheep in the state (once our most numerous big game animal), NBU has been instrumental in the reintroduction of all three species of bighorn into more than 60 mountain ranges throughout Nevada.
As I consider the history of this great organization, I have to say that it’s a bit humbling to think that I’ll be president for the next two years. Some amazing directors and past presidents have preceded me in making NBU such a great success, and they’ve set some pretty high standards to live up to. Luckily, there’s a great group of guys that make up our board of directors and I came to realize pretty quickly that this isn’t just your average board; it’s more of a family.
Special thanks go out to immediate past President Jeff Turnipseed for all of his hard work and devotion to NBU. During his presidency, he dedicated countless hours in the name of enhancing Nevada’s wildlife and showed many of us that no matter how busy life gets, there always seems to be time for NBU.
As we move into the 2015-2016 hunting season, which many of us have been waiting for all year, we wrap up another great project season and have already started planning for next year’s projects. Many new challenges lie in store for us as wildlife enthusiasts trying to make a positive impact on the landscape. Among them, which many of you are well aware of, is greater sage-grouse management. The month of September has a couple of milestone events relating to the way we manage greater sage-grouse and their habitat in the Great Basin. These include a possible Record of Decision on the Greater Sage-grouse Environmental Impact Statement and a possible Endangered Species Act listing determination. Both have major implications on wildlife management moving forward, including bighorn sheep. There’s a good possibility that in the future the term ‘multiple use management’ won’t mean the same thing that it did to many of us when we were growing up. Enough about that for now though. We’ll be sure to keep the membership updated as things progress.
To-date, 2015 has been an exceptional year for NBU. We had one of our best banquets on record and completed a number of outstanding habitat projects that will surely benefit Nevada’s wildlife for generations to come. None of this could have been possible without your support and I proudly tip my hat to each and every one of our members and especially our volunteers.
Here’s to building new partnerships and maintaining those we already have with the various friends of bighorn sheep throughout Nevada and North America!
Read about NBU’s amended position on the proposed ewe hunts in Areas 068 and 253. Click here for the White Paper.
Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife
Sportsmen working for the future of Nevada's wildlife
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) grass roots sportsmen’s conservation organization with over 3,500 members throughout Nevada, the western United States and North America. The mission of the organization is to protect and enhance Nevada’s wildlife resources for sportsmen, outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts for this and future generations. NBU volunteers do this through the reintroduction of big game, habitat conservation and improvement, public education and participation, biological and scientific research, and the influence of public policy. NBU has raised millions of dollars and logged thousands of volunteer hours in support of Nevada’s wildlife.