Alberta Order of the Bighorn Awards
About the Awards
The Government of Alberta established the Order of the Bighorn Awards in 1982 to recognize outstanding contributions made to fish and wildlife conservation by private individuals, organizations and corporations.
Members of the Order of the Bighorn have enriched the lives of all Albertans by helping conserve Alberta's world-renowned fish and wildlife resources.
Inspired by Nature
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep were the inspiration behind the name of the awards. The bighorn ram was chosen as its symbol, a majestic representative of Alberta's rich wildlife heritage. In 1989, the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep was also named Alberta's official mammal.
There are approximately 35,000 bighorns in North America, ranging from northern Alberta to New Mexico. Alberta has the largest population, with over 10,000 animals.
Upcoming Award Opportunities
Information about upcoming award opportunities, once available, will be posted to this page.
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development thanks all Albertans who act as stewards of our shared natural resources.
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Updated: January 18, 2012