The Oregon Chapter of the Foundation for Wild Sheep (OR FNAWS) has a short, but proud history. Established in November 1998, the purpose of the Foundation is to promote and enhance populations of indigenous wild sheep in Oregon and across North America.
Oregon FNAWS is vigorously involved in the conservation, propagation, protection and intensive management of wild sheep and mountain goat populations and their habitat in Oregon.
To maintain and enhance Oregon’s wild sheep and mountain goat populations Oregon FNAWS will:
Develop and support projects that include transplants and re-establishment of wild sheep and mountain goats into suitable habitat.
Enhance habitat through funded projects and hands-on projects.
Provide funding for biological studies and research projects affecting wild sheep and mountain goats.
Educate and work with the public and appropriate agencies and elected officials about issues impacting wild sheep and mountain goats.
Oregon FNAWS believes that predator control is an important tool in maintaining and establishing new populations of wild sheep and mountain goats. Oregon FNAWS will make those views known to appropriate parties.
Maintain an active and growing membership that carries out the mantra of “Putting Sheep on the Mountain”. Oregon FNAWS will publish a quarterly newsletter and maintain a website for members, and the general public.
Raise funds for sheep and goat projects, disease research, education and other activities. Please see our website for additional information on our annual fundraiser, a dinner and auction held each spring.
Oregon FNAWS believes in hunters’ rights and hunters’ responsibilities.
Additional activities include record keeping for Oregon sheep and mountain goats with the help of ODFW and Boone and Crocket and Pope and Young, an information site for the health and status of all Oregon populations as well as potential transplant sites. Additionally, Oregon FNAWS expects to partner with other organizations in support of wild sheep and mountain goats.
What We've Achieved
Joe Josephson - Lifetime Achievement
2006 Vic Coggins
2007 Larry Jacobs
2008 Larry Hunts
2009 Walt Van Dyke
Certificate of Apprecitation
2006 George Pace
2019 Nick Berg
2019 Lowa Boots
Grass Roots Award (National FNAWS)
2007 Gail and Chuck Woosley
2004 Brent Silver
2005 Tom Thomsen
2006 Liane Vest
2007 Mike Boethin
2008 Jeff Mornarich
2009 George Houston
2019 Ellen Campbell
2019 Dave Geelan
2019 Larry Jacobs
2019 Larry Sides