As reported in the Arizona Daily Star, desert Bighorn sheep were reintroduced to the Catalina Mountains yesterday after a nearly 15 year absence. The Catalina Bighorn Advisory Committee has been working on the project for a number of years and has conducted public outreach to explain and defend the program. This is one of dozens of projects conducted across the state and the southwest. Habitat structures are built by the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Volunteers:
While some have questioned whether the project will be a success, there are many who think it is worth a try.