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Osprey Co-Sponsors Film to Illuminate the Conservation Challenge Facing Teton Bighorn Sheep and the Need Cultivate Co-Existence in the Backcountry

February 17, 2021

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Julie Campagnoli
JAM Collective

Cortez, CO

Osprey, the leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative carry solutions, announced today the premiere of Denizens of the Steep: Finding Balance in the Backcountry on The film presented by Orijin Media and co-sponsored by Fat Tire, the Teton Conservation District, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the Iowa and Wyoming chapters of the Wildsheep Foundations, looks at the urgent conservation challenge facing the Teton Bighorn Sheep herd and how winter recreationists can be part of the solution.

Denizens of the Steep follows world-renowned ski mountaineer, Kim Havell, as she explores and redefines what it means to be a backcountry skier. Thanks to rapidly evolving ski touring technology more skiers are venturing further into the backcountry than ever before. At the same time, habitat destruction, lost migration routes, and invasive species have reduced the Teton Bighorn Sheep herd to fewer than 100. Now on the brink of extinction, conservationists, including agency managers, livestock growers, and athletes such as Havell and her family are scrambling to save this iconic and irreplaceable band of bighorn sheep. 

Featuring interviews with Grand Teton National Park Biologists, Exum co-owner Nat Patridge, Outfitter and Jackson Hole Ski Patroller Pete Linn, and Patagonia Athlete Max Hammer, the film elevates conservation voices seeking to find a common future for wildlife and recreation in our most cherished places.   

The film can be viewed today at For more information, please access the press kit online.


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Founded in 1974 and based in Cortez, Colorado, in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains, Osprey designs the highest performing and longest lasting carry solutions on the market including technical packs for outdoor, travel and everyday adventures. 

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