Support of continued research into vaccine treatments of wild sheep and domestic sheep; the consolidation of Best Management Practices (BMP) for ease of use and recommendations; in-field research to evaluate the existing BMP; and implementation of collaborative working groups that include all affected parties to create accountability for finding solutions.
These are just a few of the recommendations from the bighorn meeting held in Denver, Colo., on June 13-14. Three working groups met to discuss possible options to resolve the conflict of domestic sheep and bighorn sheep intermingling. The top recommendations in the areas of research, management and policy were developed by the more than 80 participants from state and federal agencies, wild sheep advocates and sheep producers.
The complete list of recommendations is available on the American Sheep Industry Association website at www.sheepusa.org by clicking the Policy & Programs tab and then the Industry Programs tab.