From bighorn sheep to wild bison, Dr. James "Jim" Bailey has spent a lifetime studying and working to conserve big game in North America. Bailey was a distinguished faculty member in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, from 1969 to 1989. His research and teaching focused on wildlife conservation, big game management, and wildlife nutrition - with a special emphasis on mountain ungulates, such as bighorn sheep. Now, two of his former graduate students have started a fundraising campaign to ensure his passion for wildlife research is passed on to future CSU students, through the Dr. James A. & Nan Bailey Wildlife Conservation Scholarship. CSU wildlife biology alumni Eric Rominger and Layne Adams created the scholarship to honor their professor, and the first $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student in CSU's Warner College of Natural Resources in the 2014-2015 academic year. Rominger and Adams' goal is to raise enough contributions to endow the scholarship in Bailey's name at a minimum of $25,000, to guarantee the scholarship will sustain in perpetuity.