In this document, the Wild Sheep Working Group (WSWG) has identified the most difficult and formidable management and conservation challenges faced by bighorn sheep and the professionals responsible for managing this important natural resource (see Table 1). Among these challenges are those related to habitat, disease, predation, population management, organizational hurdles, and climate change. The first of many steps, this publication highlights these substantial challenges, presents broad-based management goals and objectives, and suggests strategies for achieving results that will contribute to the viability of bighorn sheep throughout their historical distribution.
Suggested Citation: Jex, B. A., J. B. Ayotte, V. C. Bleich, C. E. Brewer, D. L. Bruning, T. M. Hegel, N. C. Larter, R. A. Schwanke, H. M. Schwantje, and M. W. Wagner. 2016. Thinhorn sheep: conservation challenges and management strategies for the 21st Century. Wild Sheep Working Group, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Boise, Idaho, USA.
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