Accession Number : ADA322926

Title :   Desert Bighorn Sheep: A Guide to Selected Management Practices.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Norman S. ; Krausman, Paul R.

PDF Url : ADA322926

Report Date : SEP 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This guide summarizes pertinent literature on four topics of desert bighorn sheep ecology and management: (1) their water requirements and adaptations are compared with those of other desert-dwelling ungulates; (2) the effects of human activities such as mining, poaching, hunting, ranching, hiking, and urban encroachment are discussed; (3) diseases and disease control, specifically scabies and desert bighorn sinusitis, are reviewed; and (4) the relation of bighorn sheep to other resident wildlife is addressed. Recommendations for management and research are included in each section. Finally, appendixes provide information on how to assess physical condition, collect blood, classify the age of sheep, construct water catchments, and sample vegetation.

Descriptors :   *DESERTS, *WILDLIFE, *ECOLOGY, *SHEEP, CONTROL, REQUIREMENTS, HUMANS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, WATER, DISEASES, VEGETATION, BLOOD.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE