NDOW and Boulder City to Celebrate Bighorn Sheep

Desert-BighornPark interpretive project to be unveiled

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), in partnership with the City of Boulder City, will celebrate Nevada's bighorn sheep with the unveiling of an interpretive project at Hemenway Park in Boulder City at 10 a.m. July 11.

In 2013 the NDOW and Boulder City entered into an interlocal agreement to create and install a series of interpretive panels at Hemenway Park that teach visitors about the desert bighorn sheep that frequent the area. This interpretive project will provide local residents and tourists alike with a unique opportunity to learn more about the Nevada's majestic state animal in a setting where there is a high probability of viewing them at the same time.

"The Nevada Department of Wildlife thanks Boulder City for their continuing support of bighorn sheep conservation and education. Our partnership benefits the bighorn's future and the quality of life for Nevada's residents and visitors," said Tony Wasley, Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Boulder City Mayor, Roger Tobler agrees. "We are proud of our partnership with the Nevada Department of Wildlife to provide educational opportunities for residents and visitors regarding our bighorn sheep population at Hemenway Park."

The Hemenway Park Interpretive Project will include six panels mounted on low profile steel bases, designed with a bighorn sheep petroglyph cut-out. The panels and bases were designed and purchased by NDOW and installed by the City of Boulder City. Each of the panels measures two feet by three feet and features information about topics like sheep biology, their history in Nevada, and management of the River Mountain bighorn sheep herd.

The NDOW plans to offer further educational outreach about desert bighorn sheep in the future at Hemenway Park.

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