Upcoming Sunbelt Spotlight
Desert Bighorn Sheep with Mark Jorgensen
December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
This program will highlight the iconic desert bighorn sheep, not only of our local Anza-Borrego Desert State Park but of the western states and northern Mexico. The book, Desert Bighorn Sheep: Wilderness Icon is the most comprehensive photographic work ever published on the desert bighorn. The program will highlight many topics of the book, explaining the range and status of the bighorn, it’s natural history, adaptations to its harsh environment, predation, and the many threats this animal faces throughout its habitat.
Mark Jorgensen and photographer Jeff Young put their 50 years of experience into the book, published by Sunbelt Publications. Mark Jorgensen began his studies of bighorn sheep as a teenager and continues today in retirement. His 36 year career in California State Parks was centered on Anza-Borrego. He worked as a ranger, naturalist, resource ecologist and finally as superintendent of California’s largest state park. He has been a member of the technical staff of the Desert Bighorn Council and is an advisor to the Bighorn Institute. He presents educational programs about desert bighorn sheep throughout the western states and has worked to establish desert parks in Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. He’s also given scientific presentations on state park resource management in Israel.
Sunbelt Spotlight maximum capacity is reached at 100 participants, however we do not cap registration. In the event we meet capacity, you may be unable to attend the live event despite pre-registration. We still encourage you to register if you are at all interested in one of our lectures because a recording of the presentation will be emailed to all registrants within a week of the live event.