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Note: This article is from Conservation Magazine, the precursor to Anthropocene Magazine. The full 14-year Conservation Magazine archive is now available here.

Migrating Murals

March 14, 2014


bighorn-sheep-mapIt’s rare to catch a glimpse of the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep that migrate up and down the craggy peaks of eastern California. But artist Jane Kim is on a mission to increase their visibility. She has memorialized the species in five picturesque murals along California’s Highway 395, a travel corridor for both humans and bighorns.

These works of art are part of the Migrating Mural, a project to raise awareness about the conservation of rare migratory animals that traverse our landscape. Kim plans to involve other artists in future phases of the project, which will showcase endangered species that migrate under water and on the wing. Learn more about Jane Kim’s work at

—Kate Yoshida

Above: Bishop Gun Club mural (photo by Cody Tuttle) and Lone Pine Airport work in progress (photo by Jane Kim). Herd unit map courtesy of Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation.

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