An Arizona chapter of the influential Sierra Club — founded in 1892 by legendary conservationist John Muir and now the nation’s largest environmental group — has come out in opposition to a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction near Tucson.
Three organizations supported primarily by hunters are the main private financial backers of a controversial state project to reintroduce bighorn sheep to the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, records show.
Bighorn sheep are roaming wild in the Catalina Mountains once more.
Bighorn sheep, like these two on a ridge overlooking Oro Valley, will once again take their place in the Catalina Mountains.
Bighorn sheep - a species that was practically the symbol of the Catalina Mountains before the herd there died out in the 1990s - will soon roam the range again.