In the High Plains of western Nebraska, Bighorn Sheep can be found scaling the buttes that rise above the North Platte River Valley. However, that was not always the case. Bighorn Sheep were once commonly found in the Great Plains and American West but were nearly hunted to extinction. Thanks to conservation groups and landowners, reintroduction efforts of Bighorn Sheep in Nebraska began in the early 1980s. Today, Bighorn Sheep populations are on the rise but are threatened by disease and habitat fragmentation.
This film shows a behind-the-scenes look at the lingering wild of western Nebraska caught on camera by two local conservation photographers, a look into the natural history of Bighorn Sheep in Nebraska, and the ongoing efforts by people who are dedicated to keeping these Bighorn Sheep populations around for years to come.