Sep 24, 2020
Okanagan Mountain Park made headlines around the world when a
massive wildfire ignited the Kelowna park during the summer of
2003. The 25,912 hectare fire, which was started by a lightning
strike, was devastating for homeowners as 239 buildings were
destroyed in its wake.
But despite its destructive effect on humans, the fire had
massive benefits to flora and fauna inside the park. From the ashes
came an opportunity to reintroduce wild sheep back into the area
after many years of absence. Our guest, Chris Barker, was part of
the team that reintroduced those sheep back into the park and he
shares the story of this incredible initiative.
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If you'd like to get involved with the
conservation of wild sheep, the two organizations we mentioned were
The Wild Sheep Society
of B.C. and the The Wild Sheep
Music in this episode was provided by Isaac Balson
and Elk the