AK WSF Purpose, Goals, and Values

Purpose: Putting Sheep on the mountain

  • Enhance and increase the population of Dall sheep in Alaska and wild sheep in general.
  • Inform and educate the people of Alaska concerning wild sheep, their habitat, health, population, and general welfare.
  • Promote professional management of wild sheep with special focus on Dall Sheep to increase the number, size and distribution of the herds; promote the use of hunting and sustainable harvest as a legitimate conservation and game management tool; achieve an optimum population of wild sheep; and safeguard against their decline or extinction.   
  • Sponsor fund-raising events for the purpose of acquiring the necessary resources to directly benefit the Dall and other wild sheep.
  • Provide financial or direct assistance to wildlife managers for:  Research projects, emergency relief, transfer of animals to new locations, inoculations or other medical assistance, and supplemental training of professional wildlife managers working with Dall sheep in Alaska.
  • Safeguard and improve Dall sheep habitat in Alaska.

Goals

  • Enhance and increase the population of Dall’s sheep in Alaska and wild sheep in general.
  • Inform and educate the people of Alaska concerning wild sheep, their habitat, health, population, and general welfare.
  • Promote professional management of wild sheep with special focus on Dall’s sheep to increase the number, size and distribution of the herds; promote the use of hunting and sustainable harvest as a legitimate conservation and game management tool; achieve an optimum population of wild sheep; and safeguard against their decline or extinction.
  • Sponsor fund-raising events for the purpose of acquiring the necessary resources to directly benefit the Dall’s and other wild sheep.
  • Provide financial or direct assistance to wildlife managers for: Research projects, emergency relief, transfer of animals to new locations, inoculations or other medical assistance, and supplemental training of professional wildlife managers working with Dall sheep in Alaska.
  • Safeguard and improve Dall sheep habitat in Alaska.

Values

  • – honesty in all dealings and actions.
  • – the satisfaction of working on challenging tasks in conjunction with others that share the same dedication and passion – the sum of the whole will always be greater than the sum of its parts.
  • – the willingness to work toward goals and purposes without any expectation of personal reward.   
  • – the highest standards in dealing with people and expecting that in return.
  • - personal code of behavior requiring observance of all applicable laws and regulations, the maintenance of skills, respect for local customs, and behaving in way that brings no dishonor to the hunter or hunted.
  • – the belief that every person and organization is accountable for its actions.
  • – talented people with the authority, knowledge, and resources to get the job done.
  • – the responsibility of taking care of wild places and leaving them better for those who follow.