Bighorn Sheep/Domestic Sheep

 

 Close up photo of a Big Horn Sheep Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests Bighorn Sheep/Domestic Sheep Risk Management Strategy

In 2011, the Chief of the Forest Service directed national forests with bighorn sheep populations to analyze risks of disease transmission between domestic and bighorn sheep. The agency’s goal is to retain opportunities for domestic sheep grazing on the national forests while maintaining the viability of bighorn sheep populations. In response, the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests developed a strategy to manage the disease transmission risks.  This strategy begins by describing the data sources and analysis processes.  A description of the risk of contact for each bighorn sheep herd is then presented.  The document concludes by categorizing grazing allotments as high, medium-high, medium, and low priority for management adjustments to reduce risk of contact between bighorn sheep and domestic sheep grazing allotments.

For access to the full document with map attached follow the link: Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests Bighorn Sheep/Domestic Sheep Risk Management Strategy

To only view the 7/13/17 Bridger-Teton allotment status map click here (8MB PDF)