UPCOMING PROJECTS

Listed below are the projects scheduled for the 2017-2018 season.

Project dates are tentative and may change due to equipment availability and weather.

 

OCTOBER 2017

October 9th – 12th Mineral ridge #1 cleanup part 1:

October 22nd Mineral ridge cleanup part 2:

 

DECEMBER 2017

December 9th Big Devil Tank Replacement

December 29th Chuckwalla sling

 

FEBRUARY 2018

February 6th – 17th Maintenance Flights, 4 days

February 24th Sheep Camp Tank Replacement

 

MARCH 2018

March 17th Muddy Mountains Sling

March 24th Muddy Mountains Guzzler Maintenance

 

APRIL 2018

April 21st Chuckwalla rebuild

 

MAY 2018

May 19 * 54th Annual Fundraising Banquet at the South Point Hotel & Casino

 

JUNE 2018

June 2nd Reed Cabin #1 rebuild

 

AUGUST 2018

August 18th Cove #3 new guzzler

 

 

 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Water is often the most important missing element, but cannot compensate for poor forage production or disease events that lead to downturns in populations. It is important to note that when conditions permit, these waters allow for bighorns and other wildlife to make the best use of the remaining habitat available.

 

ADOPT-A-GUZZLER TRAINING – MAY 2017

On May 6, 2017, NDOW held a training to go over all the parts of a guzzler, how to record relevant data, and how to make minor repairs.  This training took place at the Roy water development.  Thank you Matt Flores for sharing your expertise! 

 

MONTE CRISTO #5 – APRIL 2017

On April 29, 2017 snow dams and wind cables were installed on the apron.  Here are pictures from the project.  Thank you to Matt Flores for the pictures!

 

 

ANNUAL INSPECTION FLIGHTS – February 2017

Each year the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn and the Nevada Department of Wildlife partner to inspect water developments in Southern Nevada. During these inspection flights, water levels and the overall condition of each development is checked. The data collected during these inspection flights helps to determine the upcoming year’s projects.

 

 

MEADOW VALLEY #1 – February 2017

The rebuild of Meadow Valley #1 (Tri Canyon/Billy V) was on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  The rebuild of this project enabled us to add an additional 2,000 gallons of water storage. Here are a few pictures from the project.  Thank you to Matt Blackburn for the pictures!

 

TANK PAINTING

In preparation for upcoming projects, Fraternity volunteers paint the tanks so they are camouflaged into the hillside.

Click HERE to watch a video of tank painting in action!

 

 

HIDDENVALLEY – April 2016

The Fraternity and the Wild Sheep Foundation teamed up to build a water development in the Las Vegas Range in Southern Nevada. This joint effort was filmed by “Sheep Shape”!  

Click the link  below to watch the program (our project work begins at 7 minutes 24 seconds):

Sheep Shape Episode 209

 

SHEEP RANGE – March 2014

The rebuild of Joe May in the Sheep Range took place on March 22 and March 23, 2014 and about 50 people showed up ready to work. Everyone was on the mountain around 8:00am and there were crews on the metal apron, tank pad, and the drinker site. By noon the steel for the apron was going in, the tanks were being moved into position and the concrete mixer was spinning at the drinker. We had volunteers from young to old carrying rocks to the apron and crews started putting tools away around 2:00pm. As always, the volunteers worked hard and had a good time doing it, all for wildlife. The Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn would like to thank everyone that helped out with the project – YOU have brought sheep back to this great State.

 

LAST CHANCE RANGE – February 2014

The conversion of “Ken” in the Las Chance Range was completed on February 9, 2014. This project consisted of converting Ken to an equilbrium system and the addition of new tanks which will now hold about 10,000 gallons. The following pictures are courtesy of Craig Stevenson.

 

MUDDY MOUNTAINS – March 2012

The upgrade of “5 Ram” in the Muddy Mountains was completed on March 31, 2012. This project consisted of adding five 2,300 gallon tanks as well as a new drinker and a helicopter ride for volunteers.

 

LAST CHANCE RANGE – April 2012

This project was completed on April 21, 2012 and consisted on maintenance of 7 projects in the Last Chance Range, a helipcopter ride, an overnight campout, and BBQ!

 

McCULLOUGHS #1 – May 2012

This project was completed on May 5, 2012 and consisted on replacing airing the apron on “Linda” that had been destroyed in a wind storm.

 

 

Arrow Canyon

Projects: 5                  

Capacity: 33,566 gallons

Population Type: Re-established Use Area

Overton

Arrows 1

Arrow Canyon #1

1984

Overton

Arrows 2

Arrow Canyon #2

1986

Overton

Full Curl

Arrow Canyon #3

1998

Overton

Cleo

Arrow Canyon #4

1998

Overton

Jeanie

Arrow Canyon #6

1998

Bare Mountains

Projects: 3                    

Capacity: 20,250 gallons                

Population Type: Re-introduced

Beatty

Tungsten

Bare #1

1990

Beatty

Buzzworm

Bare #2

1990

Beatty

Charles

Bare #3

1993

Delamar Mountains

Projects: 6                  

Capacity: 28,842 gallons                

Population: Re-introduced

Clover

Ford

Delamar #1

1997

Clover

Nerfspike

Delamar #2

1997

Clover

Matt Brown

Delamar #3

 

Clover

Rowberry

Delamar #4

 

Clover

Tsukamoto

Delamar #5

2000

Clover

Judy

Delamar #6

2000

Desert Range

Projects: 6

Capacity: 28,842 gallons              

Population Type: Re-introduced

Indian Springs

Brent’s Seep

   

Indian Springs

White Sage Gap

Desert #2

 

Indian Springs

Tommy

Desert #3

1995

Indian Springs

Black Top

Desert #4

1997

Devils (S. Spring Mountains)

Projects: 3                      

Capacity: 20,251 gallons              

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Mesquite Lake

Big Devil

Devil #1

1991

Mesquite Lake

Little Devil

Devil #2

1991

Mesquite Lake

Deadman

Devil #3

1991

Eagan

Projects: 4                      

Capacity:   16,800 gallons              

Population Type: Re-introduced

Wilson Creek

 

Eagan #1

 

Wilson Creek

 

Eagan #2

 

Wilson Creek

 

Eagan #3

 

Wilson Creek

 

Eagan #4

 

East Desert

Projects: 2                    

Capacity:   13,500 gallons              

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Indian Springs

Rug Mtn.

East Desert #1

 

Indian Springs

Saddle Mtn.

East Desert #2

 

East Pahranagat

Projects: 3                      

Capacity: 18,400 gallons              

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Pahranagat Range

 

E. Pahranagat #1

1992

Pahranagat Range

Sheep Camp

E. Pahranagat #2

1992

Pahranagat Range

Enclosure

 

1990

Highland (Clark)

Projects: 3                      

Capacity:   5,500 gallons                

Population Type: Historic

Mesquite Lake

Highland #1

Highland #1

 

Mesquite Lake

Highland #2

Highland #2

 

Mesquite Lake

Highland Pockets

   

Hiko Range

Projects: 5                      

Capacity: 33,566 gallons              

Population Type: Historic – Re-established Use Area

Timpahute

Deladilla

Hiko #6

1985

Timpahute

Spot

Hiko #7

1986

Timpahute

Ram

Hiko #8

1986/2009

Timpahute

Best Hope

Hiko #10

1986/2009

Timpahute

S.H. Metal Apron

   

Las Vegas Range

Projects: 3                      

Capacity: 18,100 gallons              

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Indian Springs

Hidden Valley

 

1988

Las Vegas

Frozen Toe

 

1991

Indian Springs

Ken Kelly

 

1996

Last Chance Range

Projects: 6                      

Capacity: 43,700 gallons              

Population Type: Re-introduction

Death Valley Junction

Ken

Last Chance #1

1988/2012

Death Valley Junction

Nineman

Last Chance #2

1988/2012

Death Valley Junction

Inside

Last Chance #3

1988/2012

Death Valley Junction

Patio

Last Chance #4

1992/2012

Death Valley Junction

 

Last Chance #5

1992/2012

Death Valley Junction

Hanging Basin

Last Chance#6

1992/2012

Death Valley Junction

 

Last Chance #7

1993/2012

McCullough Mountains

Projects: 4                     

Capacity: 24,500 gallons

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Mesquite Lake

Linda

McCullough #1

1986/2012 (apron)

Mesquite Lake

Poppy

McCullough #2

1985

Mesquite Lake

Roy

McCullough #3

1986

Mesquite Lake

Penny

McCullough #4

1990

Meadow Valley Mountains

Projects: 3                      

Capacity: 21,150 gallons              

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Overton

TriCanyon

Meadow Valley #1

1999

Overton

 

Meadow Valley #2

1999

Overton

Stout

Meadow Valley #4

2001

Monte Cristo Range

Projects: 1                      

Capacity: 5,900 gallons                            

Population Type: Historic – Re-established Use Area

Tonopah

 

Monte Cristo #1

1995

Mormon Mountains

Projects: 5                      

Capacity: 39,900 gallons              

Population Type: Historic – Re-established Use Area

Overton

Big Bertha

Mormon #1

1981

Overton

Rocky

Mormon #2

1981

Overton

Prospect

Mormon #3

1981

Overton

West Mormon

Mormon #4

1991

Overton

Hackberry

Mormon #5

1991

Muddy Mountains

Projects: 6                      

Capacity: 457,500 gallons            

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Lake Mead

Cliff Site

Muddy #1

1985

Lake Mead

White Basin

Muddy #2

1973

Lake Mead

Flipper

Muddy #3

1987

Lake Mead

Five Ram

Muddy #4

1987/2012

Lake Mead

Jerry

Muddy #5

1989

Lake Mead

Safari

Muddy #6

1994

Pahranagat Range

Projects: 2                      

Capacity: 14,250 gallons              

Population Type: Historic – Re-established Use Area

Pahranagat

North Wall

Pahranagat #1

1991

Pahranagat

Badger

Pahranagat #2

1995

Pintwater Range

Projects: 2                      

Capacity: 13,250 gallons                          

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Indian Springs

Heaven’s Well

 

1984

Indian Springs

Dain Peak

 

1987

Sheep Range

Projects: 4                      

Capacity: 24,950 gallons            

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Indian Springs

Joe May

   

Las Vegas

E-Joe

   

Pahranagat

Woody

 

1992

Indian Springs

Bobcat

 

1994

Silver Peak Range

Projects: 4                      

Capacity: 7,200 gallons                

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Gold Field

Emigrant Peak

Silver Peak #1

 

Gold Field

Emigrant Spring

Silver Peak #2

 

Gold Field

Borax

Silver Peak #3

 

Gold Field

Cave Spring

Silver Peak #4

 

Specter Range

Projects: 6                      

Capacity: 48,125 gallons            

Population Type: Re-introduced

Beatty

Pat

   

Beatty

Nine Fools

   

Beatty

Eagle Basin

   

Beatty

Redtail

   

Beatty

Falcon

   

Beatty

Joyce

   

Spotted Range

Projects: 6                     

Capacity:                                          

Population Type: Re-introduced

Indian Springs

No Access – Nellis AFB

Spotted #1

 

Indian Springs

No Access – Nellis AFB

Spotted #2

 

Indian Springs

Patches

Spotted #3

 

Indian Springs

Poppy

Spotted #4

 

Indian Springs

No Access – Nellis AFB

Spotted #5

 

Indian Springs

No Access – Nellis AFB

Spotted #6

 

Volcanic Hills

Projects: 2                      

Capacity: 11,931 gallons              

Population Type: Historic Re-established Use Area

Benton Range

Gunner

   

Benton Range

Daniel Robb

   

White Pine Range

Projects: 1                     

Capacity: 2,950 gallons              

Population Type: Historic – Expanded Seasonal Use

Duckwater

White Pine Peak

 

1989

 

SPECIAL THANK YOU

Thank you to Craig Stevenson for all of his hard work!  Craig retired from NDOW but continues to be a wonderful source of information and leadership within the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn.  We would also like to thank Clint Bentley for his tremendous amount hard work and leadership. As always, Eddie Pribyl and Lynn Stockman have been very busy working on various projects. These four men are the heart, soul and backbone of the Fraternity and they do an incredible amount of work for the benefit of our organization and Nevada’s wildlife. Please shake their hand the next time you see them and thank them personally for all they do.