How a Devastating Wildfire Actually Helped the Wild Sheep Population – The Faces of Wildlife Podcast, Episode 2
Okanagan Mountain Park made headlines around the world when a massive wildfire ignited the Kelowna park during the summer of 2003. The 25,912-hectare fire, which was started by a lightning strike, was devastating for homeowners as 239 buildings were destroyed in its wake. But despite its destructive effect on humans, the fire had massive benefits to flora and fauna inside the park. From the ashes came an opportunity to reintroduce wild sheep back into the area after many years of absence. Our guest, Chris Barker, was part of the team that reintroduced those sheep back into the park and he shares the story of this incredible initiative.