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GSCO FUNDED PROJECTS HISTORY

The Club actually began loosely in 1956. Bob Housholder (#18, AZ) sent out the first “Bulletin” in July 1967, and prior to that he was a master communicator by mail with dozens of sheep hunters. Dennis Campbell took over in January 1990 and incorporated the organization for the first time, applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt conservation status. We received that designation in 1991 after a rather extensive exchange of paperwork with the IRS. It is great to report that in that short history, we have raised millions toward conservation. Details for project funding can be seen below. We strive to have each years funding details posted here by the end of the first quarter of the following year.

Cumulative Total Funding to Date: $6,356,820

FUNDING 2013
•  Yukon Outfitters Association: $3,000 – Wildlife conservation
•  Nevada Bighorns Unlimited: $15,000 –  Wild sheep conservation
•  World Conservation Force Bulletin: $4,670 – Hunters rights protection
•  Conservation Force: $50,000 – Hunter advocacy (joint GSCO/WSF project)
•  Dr. Michael Frisina Mongolia Project: $25,000 – Argali Surveys (joint GSCO/WSF project)
•  IUCN Sustainable Use & Livelihood (SULi) Subcommittee: $25,000 (joint GSCO/WSF project)
•  Wyoming Game & Fish / Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming: $53,100 – Wild Sheep conservation
•  Nebraska Game & Parks Commission: $32,000 – Wildlife conservation
•  Iowa FNAWS: $4,000 – Wildlife conservation
•  Navajo Fish & Wildlife Dept: $47,700 – Wild sheep conservation
• Seri Indian Nation: $70,000 – Desert sheep conservation
• Guide Outfitter Association of British Columbia (GOABC): $5,000 – Conservation
• Alabama Chapter SCI: $2,500 – Conservation Force project
• Ejido Purisima, South Baja: $70,200 – Conservation project (Nobles/Adams)
• Ejido Santo Domingo, South Baja: $93,900 – Conservation project (Keys/Lake/Schenone/Tanghe)
• Ejido Loreto, South Baja: $3500 – Desert sheep surveys
• Colorado Parks & Wildlife: $500 – Sheep & Goat orientation

Total 2013 Funding to Date: $505,070


FUNDING 2012
•  Yukon Outfitters Association: $1,000 – Wildlife conservation
•  World Conservation Force Bulletin: $4,670 – Hunters rights protection
•  Colorado Division of Wildlife: $500 – Hunter Orientation
•  Conservation Force: $50,000 – Hunter advocacy
•  Dr. Michael Frisina Mongolia Project: $25,000 – Argali Surveys (joint GSCO/WSF project)
•  Northern British Columbia Guides Association: $60,000 – Ungulate cenhancement
•  Organizacion Vida Silvestre: $64,800 – Carmen Island Project
•  Wyoming Game & Fish / Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming: $78,300 – Wild Sheep conservation
•  Nebraska Game & Parks Commission: $26,000 – Wildlife conservation
•  Ejido Alfredo V. Bonfil (Biosphere Reserve): $134,000 – Desert Bighorn Sheep conservation
•  Navajo Fish & Wildlife Dept: $41,400 – Wild sheep conservation
• Seri Indian Nation: $71,250 – Desert sheep conservation
• SCI Bowhunter Chapter: $83,381 - Conservation
• Guide Outfitter Association of British Columbia (GOABC): $5,000 - Conservation

Total 2012 Funding to Date: $695,301


FUNDING 2011
•  Yukon Outfitters Association: $1,000 – Wildlife conservation
•  World Conservation Force Bulletin: $4,670 – Hunters rights protection
•  Colorado Division of Wildlife: $500 –  Hunter Orientation
•  Wild Sheep Society of BC: $650 –   Funding
•  Conservation Force: $16,250 –   Laristan project
•  Weatherby Foundation: $3,500 –   Conservation projects
•  Conservation Force: $50,000 –   Hunter advocacy (joint GSCO/WSF project)
•  Northern British Columbia Guides Association: $100,000 – Ungulate Enhancement (joint GSCO/WSF project)
•  IUCN China Workshop: $10,000 – Hunter Education (joint GSCO/WSF project)
•  Dr. Michael Frisina Mongolia Project: $15,000 – Argali Surveys (joint GSCO/WSF project)
•  Organizacion Vida Silvestre: $63,000 – Carmen Island Project
•  Wyoming Game & Fish / Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming: $44,100 – Wild Sheep conservation
•  Nebraska Game & Parks Commission:$99,875 – Wildlife conservation
•  Ejido Alfredo V. Bonfil (Biosphere Reserve): $90,900 – Desert Bighorn Sheep conservation
•  Navajo Fish & Wildlife Dept: $33,750 – Wild sheep conservation
•  Blackfeet Fish & Wildlife Dept: $33,650 – Wild sheep conservation

Total 2011 Funding to Date: $566,845


FUNDING 2010
•  Yukon Outfitters Association: $1,000 – Wildlife conservation
•  World Conservation Force Bulletin: $4,670 – Hunters rights protection
•  Northern British Columbia Guides Association: $100,000 – Ungulate enhancement
•  Organizacion Vida Silvestre: $55,800 – Carmen Island Project
•  Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society & Colorado Division of Wildlife: $52,200 – Wild Sheep & Goat conservation
•  Wyoming Game & Fish / Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming: $47,700 – Wild Sheep conservation
•  Alaska Department of Fish and Game: $46,800 – Wild sheep conservation
•  Nebraska Game & Parks Commission: $3,200 – Wildlife conservation
•  Ejido Alfredo V. Bonfil (Biosphere Reserve): $150,000 – Desert Bighorn Sheep conservation
•  Navajo Fish & Wildlife Dept: $37,800 – Wild sheep conservation
•  Blackfeet Fish & Wildlife Dept: $28,350 – Wild sheep conservation
•  Colorado Division of Wildlife: $500 – Hunter Orientation

Total 2010 Funding to Date: $528,020


Funding 2009
• Yukon Outfitters Association - $1,000
• World Conservation Force Bulletin: $4,670 – Hunters rights protection
• Conservation Force: $50,000 – Hunters rights protection
• Northern British Columbia Guides Association: $100,000 – Ungulate enhancement
• Organizacion Vida Silvestre: $63,150 – Carmen Island Project
• Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society & Colorado Division of Wildlife: $67,050 – Wild Sheep & Goat conservation
• Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society: $1,800 – Cooperative Funding
• Wyoming Game & Fish / Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming: $49,500 – Wild Sheep conservation
• Texas Desert sheep project (in conjunction with Texas Parks & Wildlife): $71,000 – Wild Sheep conservation
• Alaska Department of Fish and Game: $16,200  – Wild sheep conservation
• Conklin Foundation: $37,875 – Cooperative Funding
• Avon Breast Cancer Research Foundation: $5,000 – Humanitarian aid (2009 Ladies Luncheon donation)
• SCI – Orange County Chapter: $5,000 – Youth Safari Day
• Nebraska Game and Parks Commission:$3,200 – Wildlife Conservation
• El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve: $45,000 – Desert Bighorn Sheep Conservation
• New Mexico Department of Game & Fish: $3,000 – Cougar Project
• Minnesota-Wisconsin FNAWS: $1,800 – Cooperative Funding
• New Orleans SCI: $900 – Cooperative Funding
• Alberta Outfitters Association: $450 – Cooperative Funding
• Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia: $900 – Cooperative Funding
• Western Association of Fish & Game Agencies – Wild Sheep Working Group: $10,000 – Bighorn Sheep Specialist
• Cam Lancaster Memorial Fund: $10,000 – Humanitarian Aid
• Wyoming FNAWS: $1,800 – Cooperative Funding
• Weatherby Foundation: $3,450 - Cooperative Funding
• Mongolia Argali Surveys - $50,000 - Wildlife Conservation
• Colorado Division of Wildlife $500 – Hunter Orientation
• BC Trappers Association: $500 - Wildlife Conservation

Total 2009 Funding to Date: $603,745



Funding 2008
• Colorado Division of Wildlife $500 – Sponsorship Donation
• World Conservation Force Bulletin: $4,670 – Hunters rights protection
• South Okanagan California Bighorn Sheep Recovery Project: $20,000 – Wild sheep disease recovery project
• Conservation Force: $50,000 – Hunters rights protection
• Northern British Columbia Guides Association: $100,000 – Ungulate enhancement
• Yukon Outfitters Association (YOA): $10,000 – Hunters rights and conservation
• Organizacion Vida Silvestre: $65,000 – Carmen Island Project
• Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society and Colorado Division of Wildlife: $65,250 – Wild Sheep & Goat conservation
• Wyoming Game & Fish / Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming: $45,000 – Wild Sheep conservation
• Texas Desert sheep project (in conjunction with Texas Parks & Wildlife): $124,650
• Alaska Department of Fish and Game: $76,500 – Wild sheep conservation
• Conklin Foundation: $52,250 – Cooperative Funding
• University of Alberta: $20,000 – Central East Slopes Cougar Project
• Idaho FNAWS: $2,500 - Bighorn Sheep Highway Project
• Making Memories Foundation: $10,000 – Humanitarian aid (2008 Ladies Luncheon donation)
• Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society $1,600 - Conservation Support
Total 2008 Funding to Date: $647,920


 

Funding 2007
• World Conservation Force Bulletin: $4,670 – Hunters rights protection
• National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center: $250 – Support
• National Shooting Sports Foundation: $250 – Support
• South Okanagan California Bighorn Sheep Recovery Project: $20,000 – Wild sheep disease recovery project
• Nebraska Game and Parks Commission: $5,000 – Wild Sheep Transplant Project
• Conservation Force: $50,000 – Hunters rights protection
• Northern British Columbia Guides Association: $10,000 – Ungulate enhancement
• Yukon Outfitters Association (YOA): $10,000 – Hunters rights and conservation
• Organizacion Vida Silvestre: $79,200 – Carmen Island Project
• Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society and Colorado Division of Wildlife: $99,000 – Wild Sheep & Goat conservation
• Wyoming Game & Fish / Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming: $49,500 – Wild Sheep conservation
• Hualapai Department of Natural Resources: $40,500 – Desert Bighorn sheep conservation
• Texas Desert sheep project (in conjunction with Texas Parks & Wildlife): $65,000
• Alaska Department of Fish and Game: $58,500 – Wild sheep conservation
• Conklin Foundation: $61,068 – Cooperative Funding
• Alaska Professional Hunters Association: $10,000 – Hunters rights and conservation
• University of Alberta: $20,000 – Central East Slopes Cougar Project
• Colorado Division of Wildlife: $500 – Bighorn sheep & goat orientation
• Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence: $7,500 – Humanitarian aid (2007 Ladies Luncheon donation)
• Youth Outdoor Safari Day: $2,500 – Youth Hunter Education
• Wyoming FNAWS: $5,000 – Domestic goat removal buyout
• Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep: $3,000 ­– Adopt-a-Guzzler Program
Total 2007 Funding to Date: $601,438


 

Funding 2006
• Weatherby Foundation International: $1,000
• World Conservation Force Bulletin: $4,620 – Hunters rights protection
• Montana FNAWS: $5,000 – Grazing allotment buyout
• Conservation Force: $25,000 – Hunters rights protection
• Nebraska Game and Parks Commission: $5,000 – Wild Sheep Project
• Northern British Columbia Guides Association: $10,000 – Ungulate enhancement
• Wyoming Game & Fish Department: $9,000 – Wild Sheep Project
• Association of Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters: $5,000 – Hunters rights and conservation
• Yukon Outfitters Association (YOA): $5,000 – Hunters rights and conservation
• University of Alberta: $10,000 – Cougar Project
• Yukon Outfitters Association (YOA): $4,375 – Hunters rights and conservation
• Organizacion Vida Silvestre: $157,500 – Carmen Island Project
• Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence: $10,000 – Humanitarian aid (2006 Ladies Brunch donation)
• Alaska Department of Fish and Game: $90,000 – Wild sheep conservation
• South Okanagan California Bighorn Sheep Recovery Project: $20,000 – Wild sheep disease recovery project
• Wyoming Game & Fish/Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming: $42,750 – Wild sheep conservation
• Wyoming Game & Fish/Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming/Moose Foundation: $11,400 – Wildlife conservation
• Colorado Youth Outdoors: $7,200 – Youth outdoor education
• Alaska Professional Hunters Association: $5,000 – Hunters rights and conservation
• Conklin Foundation: $70,450 – Cooperative Funding
• Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia (WSSBC): $800 – Ungulate enhancement
• The Outdoors Network International: $7,000 – Hunter Education
• Foundation for North American Wild Sheep: $5,000 – Endowment fund
• Desert Wildlife Unlimited: $5,000 – Emergency Desert Sheep Survey in California
• Yukon Outfitters Association (YOA): $1,500 – Hunters rights and conservation
Total 2006 Funding to Date: $517,595


Funding 2005
• Conservation Force: $25,000 – Hunters rights protection
• Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia: $25,000
• Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia: $1,700
• Alberta FNAWS: $10,000 – To develop and help fund a cooperative program with wildlife management agencies
• Northern British Columbia Guides Association: $10,000 – Ungulate enhancement
• Wyoming FNAWS: $10,000 – Grazing allotment buyout
• Fontana Memorial Scholarship Fund: $2,000
• Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia: $2,850 – Ungulate enhancement
• Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia: $1,350 – Cooperative conservation project
• Conklin Foundation: $61,000 – Cooperative funding
• Nebraska Game and Parks Commission: $74,700 – Cooperative bighorn sheep funding. 2005 tag went for $83,000 with a 90/10 split.
• Nebraska Game and Parks Commission: $2,500 – Sheep transplant
• Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: $2,500
• Association of Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters: $2,500
• Alaska Professional Hunters Association: $3,500
• Idaho FNAWS: $2,750 – “Adopt-a-guzzler” repair
• Montana FNAWS: $5,000 – Grazing allotment buyout
• Foundation for North American Wild Sheep: $5,000 – Endowment fund
• Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society: $500
• World Conservation Force Bulletin: $5,000 – Hunters rights protection
• Conservation Force: $2,000– Hurricane Katrina Relief
• American Red Cross - Gulf Coast Chapter: $1,571 – Hurricane Katrina Relief
• Yukon Outfitters Association (YOA): $1,500
• British Columbia Wildlife Federation: $200
• Organizacion Vida Silvestre: $31,500 - Carmen Island Project
Total 2005 Funding to Date: $289,621



Funding 2004
• FNAWS Cooperative Funding: $57,650
• Rocky Mtn. Bighorn Society (RMBS): $700
• Organizacion Vida Silvestre: $22,500 - Carmen Island Project
• Conservation Force: $5,000
• Alaska Professional Hunters Association (APHA): $1,000
• Yukon Outfitters Association (YOA): $1,000
• Northern BC Guides: $1,000
• 2004 TOTAL: $88,850



Funding: 2003
• FNAWS Cooperative Funding & Endowment
• Christian Sportsmens Fellowship
• WSSBC
• Conservation Force
• Washington State University
• Organizacion Vida Silvestre - Carmen Island Project

• 2003 TOTAL: $117,682


 

Funding: 2002
• FNAWS Cooperative Funding & Endowment
• Argali Conservation International (Mongolia research project)
• Texas desert sheep project (in conjunction with TX Parks & Wildlife)
• Various Conservation Organizations Support (predominantly FNAWS chapters & affiliates)
• National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center (support)
• Conservation Force (support)
• WSSBC cooperative funding
• 2002 TOTAL: $188,960

Funding: 2001
• FNAWS Cooperative Funding & Endowment
• Argali Conservation International (Mongolia research project)
• Texas desert sheep project (in conjunction with TX Parks & Wildlife)
• Various Conservation Organizations Support (predominantly FNAWS chapters & affiliates)
• National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center (support)
• Conservation Force (support)
• Tiburon Island desert sheep program
• WSSBC cooperative funding
• University of NM research grant
• Trans-Pecos Desert Bighorn Preservation Society (wild sheep research)
• 2001 TOTAL: $272,550

Funding: 2000
• FNAWS Cooperative Funding & Endowment
• Argali Conservation International (Mongolia & China research projects)
• State University of NY Research Foundation (DNA project)
• Texas desert sheep project (in conjunction with TX Parks & Wildlife)
• Various Conservation Organizations Support (predominantly FNAWS chapters & affiliates)
• National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center (support)
• New Mexico State University wild sheep research
• Conservation Force, GOABC, Northern BC Guides Association (support)
• Tiburon Island desert sheep program
• WSSBC cooperative funding
• 2000 TOTAL: $245,211

Funding: 1999
• FNAWS Cooperative Funding
• State University of NY Research Foundation (DNA project)
• Various Conservation Organizations Support: Bighorn Sheep Interpretive
• Center, Wild Sheep/Goat Council, ADBSS, TBS, and others
• Texas sheep introduction and enhancement projects
• Mexico desert sheep projects
• WSSBC (co-funding)
• Organizacion Vida Silvestre - Carmen Island Project
• Conservation Force (support)
• Argali Conservation International (Mongolia sheep research project)
• 1999 TOTAL: $192,190

Funding: 1997-1998
• Washington State University Disease Research
• WSSBC Cooperative Funding
• National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center (support)
• FNAWS Cooperative Funding
• SCI Cooperative Funding
• SCBS Water Development
• Conservation Force (support)
• Crystal Creek Outfitters bighorn sheep feed
• Argali Conservation International (DNA, range work, survey)
• Research Foundation, Univ. of NY (DNA study)
• ADBSS (support)
• Utah FNAWS (support)
• GOABC (support)
• Organizacion Vida Silvestre - Carmen Island Project
• 1997 - 1998 TOTAL: $184,163

Funding: 1991-1996
• Shell Canyon (WY) Reintroduction, 1991
• Bighorn Sheep Transplant Vehicle & Trailer (ID), 1992
• Oregon Sheep Transplant
• Washington State University Disease Research
• Save the Argali Fund (SCI)
• Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep (SCBS) Water Project
• National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center
• Oregon Hell’s Canyon Bighorn Sheep Disease Emergency
• FNAWS Cooperative Funding
• 1991 - 1996 TOTAL: $111,740