Big horn sheep to be moved to the Jemez

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The big wildfire in Las Conchas back in 2011 caused a lot of damage but state officials say the damage helped create a prime habitat for rocky mountain bighorn sheep.

The fire created a treeless spot in the mountains which is perfect for a sheep herd. The state will relocate around 40 sheep and their lambs to an area in the Jemez near Cochiti Canyon next week.

They say that can be a prime habitat for the sheep.

The herd is expected to expand into the nearby Bandelier National Monument and the White Rock Canyon area.

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