• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Last Winter Speeches in March

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Date: March 1, 2013
Contact: Christy Fleming, 307-548-5406

Bighorn Canyon has unique landscapes and scenery. The March speakers will provide a behind the scenery look at the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center and historic ranch restoration work.  

March 7, at 7:00 PM, Aubry Jolley, the Director of the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center will share upcoming plans to celebrate the Pryor Mountain wild horse range 45th Anniversary. Many activities are planned including the annual 'Meet the Mustangs' event. There will also be photos and information about the horses.

 March 21, at 7:00 PM, Exhibit Specialist, Ted Preator will share how he and his crew are "Reconstructing the Past" at the historic ranches in Bighorn Canyon. The structures that still exist undergo rigorous rehabilitation to preserve their historic integrity. Each ranch has its own history as well as construction methods that are recreated throughout the restoration process. Preator's presentation will encompass the day to day involvement of repair efforts by the Bighorn Canyon NRA Historic Preservation Crews and volunteer groups such as the WCC and MCC.

Bighorn Canyon invites you to join us at the Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center for the last two speakers of the Winter Speaker Series. If you have questions, please contact Christy Fleming at 307-548-5402. You can also follow us on our website at www.nps.gov/bica or on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BighornCanyonNRA.

Did You Know?

Young bighorn ram, photo by T. Ennis

The bighorn sheep disappeared from the area in the 1800s. In the 1970s, Montana and Wyoming state game agencies translocated sheep into nearby areas. Descendants of these sheep moved into the range along Bighorn Canyon and today the estimated population is 150 to 200. More...