Although the risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep or goats to wild sheep is widely recognized by wildlife and land management agencies, a unified set of management recommendations for minimizing this risk has not yet been devised or adopted by responsible agencies. This report has been prepared to assist BLM, USFS, and other land managers with development of a more-unified policy on grazing domestic sheep or goats in wild sheep habitat. We recommend that state, provincial, and territorial wild sheep managers, and federal land management agencies, take appropriate steps to eliminate range overlap, and thereby, opportunities for association and subsequent disease transmission.
A product of the WAFWA Wildlife Health Committee.
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