Grants

WYOMING WILD SHEEP FOUNDATION
GRANT IN AID PROPOSALS

The Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation (WY-WSF) is committed to restoring, enhancing, and maintaining bighorn sheep populations in Wyoming through our Grant in Aid (GIA) program. Applications are considered twice a year in June and December at the WY WSF summer and winter meetings. Submission deadlines are May 1 (for consideration in June) and November 1 (for consideration in December).

GIA Chart

GRANT CRITERIA

The committee is interested in funding projects relating to bighorn sheep that address issues and opportunities associated with habitat, disease, conservation education, trapping/transplants, mitigation of bighorn sheep interactions with species that introduce disease, research, management/population monitoring, and migration/vehicle collisions. Project proposal request with well-written narratives and evidence of strong partnerships that include matching funding have the best chance of funding. Please make proposals specific yet concise.

Project Narrative should include:

Project Need: Clearly state why there is a need to conduct this project and how it will impact bighorn sheep locally, statewide, or nationally.
Project Objectives: list specific objectives for the proposed project.
A few Examples:
• Improve water availability for bighorn sheep near escape terrain.
• Increase available bighorn sheep habitat to promote the growth of the Laramie Peak bighorn sheep herd.
• Determine seasonal movements, potential migration patterns, and habitat use on the Encampment River bighorn sheep herd.
• Continue to collect disease samples from the Jackson bighorn sheep herd to determine the overall health of the herd.
• Increase reach of our statewide bighorn sheep education program.

Project Strategies/Actions:
Examples (match objectives above):
• Install a high elevation guzzler by engaging WY-WSF volunteers July of 2021
. • Use cut and pile methods to reduce conifer encroachment on 200 acres of BHS sheep habitat.
• Deploy GPS collars on 15 ewes in February of 2021.
• Capture and sample 17 ewes for pneumonia pathogens (list specific pathogens).
• Purchase materials to outfit 10 bighorn sheep curriculum boxes aimed at fourth and fifth graders.

Use of WY-WSF funds: Indicate how you foresee using funds provided by the WY-WSF.

WY-WSF Grant in Aid Funding Conditions:
• Grant funds must be used as indicated in the narrative and/or budget of your proposal.
• The Grantee will inform the WY-WSF regarding any changes to the proposed project and/or intention to spend the granted funds differently than indicated in the original proposal.
• Project funds should be spent within two years of receiving this award letter. If funds cannot be spent in this time period, the grantee will inform the WY-WSF and, depending on the circumstances, will be required to apply for an extension, roll the grant back to the WY-WSF, or reapply for funds at a future date. WY-WSF must be informed when project completion is achieved.
• Please send appropriate invoices addressed to the WY-WSF via email to myself: Treasurer@wyomingwildsheep.org in a timely manner in order to get invoices paid as quickly as possible.
• Annual progress reports will be due in mid-November. Additionally, a final project report upon completion of the project will be required. The information in these reports will be shared widely with our membership, on our website, through social media, and in our biannual magazine, “The RamPage.”

Download a: Grant Application Form
Please attach photos, maps and more detailed information to the submittal e-mail and they will be shared with the reviewing parties. E-mail submissions are required and must be sent to: info@wyomingwildsheep.org

Board Members Project Evaluation Form: Download

Game & Fish Management’s Needs Document: Download

View our Grant History

DECEMBER 2022

S.H.E.E.P. Laser Shot, Statewide $2,500 Review the Project
Effects of Nutrition on Population Performance of Bighorn Sheep near Jackson and Dubois $10,000 Review the Project
Evaluating remote cameras as a tool to estimate wild sheep abundance in Wyoming, Dubois $28,323 Review the Project
Review the Map

Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) for Wildlife Crossing Safety Year 2, Wheatland $5,000 Review the Project
Review the Map
Ferris-Seminoe Bighorn Sheep Monitoring Post-Pedro Mountain Fire, Alcova $2,500 Review the Project
Laramie Region Telemetry Equipment, Saratoga $1,500 Review the Project
Torrey Rim Prescribed Burn, Dubois $15,000 Review the Project

Review the Map
Review the Map

Review the Map
Review the Support Letter

Review the Support Letter

Review the NEPA Letter
Mapping and characterizing bighorn sheep seasonal ranges and migration routes, statewide $85,000 Review the Project
Review the Budget
Review the Map
Review the Support Letter
Review the Support Letter
Wind River Reservation Feral Horse Removal, Fort Washakie $25,000 Review the Project
Assessing Nasal Micro biome across Wyoming herd units, statewide $19,200 Review the Project
Review the Map
Review the Chart
Review the Chart
Interactive Education Program Development, Dubois $3,000 Review the Project
11 Requests totaling $197,023 total approved is $00

JUNE 2022

Laramie Peak Emergency Capture, Wheatland $6,830.00 Review the Project
Laramie Peak Bighorn Sheep Herd Disease Surveillance 2022-2023 Capture, Wheatland $8,000.00 Review the Project
Whiskey Basin WMHA Conifer Removal, Dubois $25,000.00 Review the Project

Review the Map

Letter of Support
Little Red Creek Vegetation Clearing, Dubois $12,000.00 Review the Project

Review the Map

Review the Letter of Suport
Role of Chronic Carriers and Population Density in Bighorn Sheep, Dubois $30,000.00 Review the Project
Review the Project Document


Camp Bighorn, Webinar Series, Youth Programs in WY and C/As events, Statewide $3,250.00 Review the Project
Owl Creek Bighorn Sheep Disease Monitoring and GPS Collaring Project, Thermopolis $12,000.00 Review the Project
Review the Project Map
7 Requests totaling $97,080.00, total approved is $97,080.00

DECEMBER 2021

West Side Story, Pinedale $20,000.00 from the Life Member fund.
Review the Project

Review the Proposal

Review the Report

In Wild Company Film, Statewide $
Review the Project

Teton Bighorn Sheep Collabrative Process, Jackson $10,000.00
Review the Project

Review the Budget

Review the Report

Dynamic Messaging Signs, Wheatland $11,000.00
Review the Project

Wyoming Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Conference Sponsorship, Jackson $1,00.00
Review the Project

Review the Budget

Review the Sponsorship Packages

Total Requests are $73,750 Total Approvals are $49,500.00

JUNE 2021

June 2021
Joey’s Conservation Program: Stream Keepers, Sheridan County $0.00
Review the Project

Project Map

Game & Fish Endorsement Letter

Douglas Creek BHS Monitoring, Carbon County $23,630.00
Review the Project

Review the Map

Teton Flight, Emergency Request, Teton County $875.00
Review the Project

Electromagnetic Drop Net, Weston County $4,995.00
Review the Project

Photo

Photo

Expanding into a National Resource for all Wild Sheep Chapters and Affiliates, Statewide $2,500.00
Review the Project

Northern Wild Sheep & Goat Symposium – Jackson, Wyoming $5,000.00
Review the Project

Dynamic Messaging Signs, Wheatland, WY $0.00
Review the Project

Map & Photos

Invasive Annual Grass Treatments in Bighorn Sheep Habitats, Statewide SET ASIDE $150,000.00
Review the Project

NW Wyoming Sheep Nutrition-Disease, NW Wyomig $20,000.00
Review the Project

Wyoming Grizzly Bear Conflict Mitigation $0.00
Review the Project

Conservation Strategy

Letter of Support

Seminoe Mountains Conifer Encroachment Mechanical Treatments, Rawlins, WY $25,000
Review the Project

Additional Information

Review the Project Map

Devils Canyon Bighorn Sheep Movement Analysis- Phase 2, Lovell, WY $0.00
Review the Project

Total Requests are $274,444 Total Approvals are $81,095.00

DECEMBER 2020

December 2020
The ‘West Side Story’: Where Performance Exceeds Expectations, Pinedale $22,000
Review the Project

Covid19-response: Education Programs & Outreach, Statewide $0
Review the Project

Assessing Potential Disease Exposure in Wandering Bighorn Sheep $0
Review the Project

Review the Project Budget

Cabin Creek Dalmation Toadflax Control, Cody $15,000
Review the Project

Review the Project Map

Improving habitat in the Douglas Creek sheep herd: Post-fire cheatgrass mitigation, Saratoga $10,000
Review the Project

Thank You Letter

The Construction of a Bighorn Sheep Enclosure at the Thorne/Williams Wildlife Research Center, Wheatland $6,000
Review the Project

Schematic Drawing

Final Project Report
Total Requests are $70,575.36 Total Approvals are $53,000

DECEMBER 2022

Evaluating remote cameras as a tool to estimate wild sheep abundance in Wyoming, Dubois $28,323 Review the Project
Project Map
S.H.E.E.P. Laser Shot, Statewide $2,500 Review the Project
Effects of Nutrition on Population Performance of Bighorn Sheep near Jackson and Dubois $10,000 Review the Project
3 Requests totaling $40,823 total approved is $00

JUNE 2020

Review the Project

Review the Weed Survey

Review the Ortho Map

Review the Topo Map

Review the Project

Review the Project More Info

2020 Events

Camp Bighorn Schedule

June 2020
Torrey Rim Prescribed Burn, Dubois $6,000
NBSC Education, Statewide $10,000
Summer Nutrition, Disease or Predation Lamb Survival NW Wyoming $15,000
Review the Project

Project Update Spring 2020

Project Update Summer 2020

Absaroka BH Sheep Population Assessment NW Wyoming $15,000
Review the Project

Review the Budget

Teton BHS Genetics, Jackson $10,000
Review the Project

Review the budget

Mountain Ungulates of the Greater Yellowstone Area Book, Statewide $0
Review the Project

Read a similar book

The Concussion Project, Statewide $0
Review the Project

Cost Breakdown

Laramie Peak WHMA Fence Project, Laramie $0
Review the Project

Power Point

Photo

Photo

Trail Lake Meadow Renovation, Dubois $10,000
Review the Project

Review the Map

Laramie Peak Bighorn Sheep Disease Surveillance, SE WYO $15,000
Review the Project

Review the Project Map

Hoback Cheatgrass, Teton County $5,000
Review the Project

Project Update 10/20

Total Requests are $149,200 Total Approvals are $86,150

DECEMBER 2019


December 2019
Teton Sheep Fecal Sampling, Jackson $5,000
Review the Project

 

2020 Update

 

Teton Winter Rec Public Process, Jackson $5,000
Review the Project

 
NBSC Education & Outreach Programs, Statewide $5,000
Review the Project

 
WSF- Youth Outreach for WYO Spring Banquet, Casper $1,400
Review the Project

 
2020 Update

 
North Fork Stack Yard Fencing, Cody $0
Review the Project

 
Encampment River Bighorn Sheep Movement and Habitat Selection, Encampment $11,000
Review the Project

2020 Update

2020 Update

Emergency Funding WYGF Flight HA#5, Thermopolis $5,000

“The West Side Story”, Study HA 8 Sheep. Wind Rivers $40,000
Review the Project

  Project Summary

Ferris/Seminoe Bighorn Sheep and the Pedro Mountain Fire, Casper $8750
Review the Project
 
2020 Update

2020 Update
2020 Report

Tall Forbes, Western WYO $10,000
Review the Project

Review the 2019 Report

Total Requests are $95,150 Total Approvals are $86,150

JUNE 2019

June 2019
Britania Cheatgrass Project, Wheatland $0
Review the Project 
  Project Overview

Summer nutrition, disease, or predation?, NW Wyoming $0
Review the Project
  Cover Letter
  Review the Proposal


  Fall 2019 Update


  March 2020 Update


  Mortality Graph


  Fall 2019 Update

Elk Mountain Bighorn Sheep Sightability, Newcastle $0
Review the Project
  Project Overview 
Map
  Budget 
Budget2

Estimating Teton bighorn sheep population size and genetic status using noninvasive sampling methods, GTNP $5000
Review the Project

 
Absaroka Bighorn Sheep DNA Plant Fecal Analysis, Cody $0
Review the Project

 
Devils Canyon Bighorn Sheep Movements, Lovell $12450
Review the Project

 
2020 Update

 

Education & Outreach Program, Statewide $25000
Review the Project  
Taxidermy Estimate

Camp Bighorn Schedule

 
Education & Outreach Program, Dubois $0
Review the Project  
 
Campaign Update

 

Documenting long-term ecological changes in Northwest Wyoming with repeat photography, NW Wyoming $7000
Review the Project  
 
Review the Photo  
 
Review the Photo  
 
Review the Map

 

Teton Range bighorn sheep capture and health assessment,Jackson $1500
Review the Project

 
What is the Respiratory Microbiome of Wild Sheep?, Laramie $0
Review the Project  
 
 
Review the Project Appendix  
 
 
Review the Letter of Support

 
2020 Update

 

Tall-Forb Ecological Site Description (ESD) Development Project, Jackson $0
Review the Project


 

Total Requests are $210,444 Total Approvals are $50,950

TOM THORNE AND BETH WILLIAMS WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER (SYBILLE)

For the summer of 2014, WY-WSF helped to sponsor an intern at the Tom Thorne and Beth Williams Wildlife Research Center (Sybille). The intern is Sierra Amundson, a 17-year-old high school senior interested in becoming a wildlife/livestock disease pathologist. Sierra’s main focus during her internship at Sybille was on respiratory disease in bighorn sheep and the development of a behavioral management plan for captive bighorn sheep. Every day she evaluated each and every sheep in the study for symptoms of respiratory disease. When sheep were sampled, she followed the samples down to the wildlife disease lab and helped with disease diagnostics and necropsies. When her work with the sheep was done, she then helped with general facility maintenance and other research projects at Sybille.

WY-WSF continues to give money to support the research at Sybille, thanks to our generous members.

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