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2016 Black Hills Conservation Project Recap

August 13, 2017

In 2016, the RMGA solicited volunteers for a ground count in the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. It was a success, with lots of goat sightings!

By: Peter Muennich

Our third annual trip to the Black Hills was another big win for mountain goat conservation in South Dakota. With over thirty volunteers participating over the course of the weekend, we once again blanketed the Black Hills with RMGA volunteers armed with optics and data sheets. The final numbers were as follows: 58 individual goats with 10 mature billies, 26 nannies, 8 kids, 1 yearling billy, 5 yearling nannies, and 8 unknown.

View the full review and photos here. 

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