The Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn (FDB) started in Las Vegas in 1964 and is the world’s oldest wild sheep conservation group. At that time there were fewer than 2,000 bighorn sheep in Nevada (from historic highs of 30,000). Now there are approximately 12,000 bighorn sheep in the state…more than any other in the lower 48.
Through volunteer and financial support the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn provides life-saving water projects in remote locations throughout Southern Nevada to sustain the Desert Bighorn and 67 other species. The total capacity of these developments exceeds 860,000 gallons of water for wildlife through 100% volunteer efforts.