California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Peninsular Desert Bighorn Sheep
Recovery Program Staff

Desert Ewes and Lambs
Desert rams in shade of large boulder
  • Lead Program Biologist:   Randy Botta
    • Senior Wildlife Biologist
    • South Coast Region
    • 23 years with DFG
    • 20 years working on Peninsular program
  • Program Advisor:   Steve Torres
    • Environmnetal Program Manager
    • Wildlife Investigations Laboratory
    • 23 years with DFG
    • 20 years working on Peninsular program
  • Program Vetrinarian:   Dr. Ben Gonzales
    • Senior Wildlife Veterinarian
    • Wildlife Investigations Laboratory
    • 14 years with DFG
    • 14 years working on Peninsular program
  • Program Biologist:   Janene Colby
    • Environmnetal Scientist
    • South Coast Region
    • 7 years with DFG
    • 6 years working on Peninsular program