Wild & Wool

24 mins


The majestic bighorn sheep is an icon of the American West. But its survival is threatened by another Western tradition — the grazing of domesticated sheep on public lands. Domesticated sheep carry a respiratory pathogen known as M. ovi, which can cause outbreaks of pneumonia and lamb deaths in bighorns. Wild & Wool follows a team of dedicated researchers as they track two bighorn herds in the steep cliffs and open meadows of Hells Canyon, Washington and Wendover, Nevada, and attempt to break the cycle of disease before it’s too late.

Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Phillip Baribeau
Frankie Pirolo Foss
Tony Hale
Brian Wilson

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2020 Mountainfilm Festival.
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