Resting after a hard day surveying
Aerial view of Mount Williamson from the north
Mt. Williamson is one of the original native Sierra bighorn herds, but has remained small in numbers since it was first studied. In approximately 30 years of study, this herd has held steady at under 20 animals total in population. The Recovery Program began collaring animals here in 2008. In the spring of 2017 we had a total of 4 animals collared there. In 2009, at least 1 bighorn ewe travelled here from Mount Baxter and took up residence in the George Creek area. Other ewes have traveled between these herd units, but it is not clear if they immigrated or were just visiting.