California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep In Sequoia
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Big Arroyo
image of ewe
S287 - Ewe (kml)
S287 - Ewe (pdf)

image of ram
S202 - Ram (kml)
S202 - Ram (pdf)
Monthly movement data
by color
Google Earth™ or pdf format

    Recent Events

  • 7/13/2016 3 ewes and 3 lambs were seen near the Black Kaweah. There was a lot of good forage in this area.
  • 6/8/2016 13 sheep were observed on the south facing slopes of the Big Arroyo, including three lambs!
Summer habitat includes lush summer alpine forage and beautiful vistas.
The Big Arroyo herd was reestablished in 2014 with the translocation of 14 Sierra bighorn from the Mt. Baxter and Wheeler Ridge herds. Two years after translocations, our best count of this herd was a total of 22 animals. Access to this herd is difficult, which gives us limited opportunity to monitor the bighorn on foot. Difficulties are compiled by the large amount of distance between different groups of bighorn in this herd unit.
Winter in the Big Arroyo has more snow than more typical east-side habitat.