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References
 

Below is an extensive list of reference materials related to the management and recovery of bighorn sheep in Arizona and in other states of the Southwest.

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Arizona Game and Fish Department related reports, plans and policies

Kofa desert bighorn sheep policies:

    • Revised May 2010! Kofa Mountains Complex Adaptive Predation Managemetn Plan, AZGFD, May 2010 [pdf, 2.29Mb]

    • Plan updated, see plan dated May 2010 Kofa Mountains Complex Predation Management Plan, AZGFD, May 2007 [pdf, 5.8mb]

    • Joint Investigative Report and Recommendations for the Kofa Bighorn Sheep Herd, AZGFD & Kofa NWR, April 2007 [pdf, 1.83Mb]

    • AZGFD Department Policy A2.31 Predation Management, Sept. 2001 [pdf, 30kb]

Other Arizona bighorn sheep and mountain lion management polices:

    • Black Mountains Predation Management Plan, AZGFD, April 2006 [pdf, 238kb]

    • Black Mountains Bighorn Sheep Management Plan -- DRAFT, AZGFD, March 2007 [pdf, 2.47Mb]

Additional AZGFD presentations, research and reports:

    • NEW! AZGFD letter to USFWS supporting "Proposed Action Alternative B" with recommended changes on draft environmental assessment, Sept. 25, 2009. [pdf, 365kb]

    • NEW! AZGFD public educational seminar and webcast on bighorn sheep, mountain lions and management issues, Sept. 23, 2009
      • PDF copy of the presentions of the speakers [pdf, 14Mb]
      • Watch the video of the recorded event [Click Here]

    • Commission meeting PowerPoint presention on Kofa bighorn sheep herd and USFWS EA status by AZGFD Region IV, Aug. 2009 [pdf, 11.92Mb]

    • HCM 2008, A Concurrent Memorial urging the United States Congress to take immediate action to allow the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to recover the Kofa National Wildlife Rrefuge desert bighorn sheep population, passed April 12, 2007 [pdf, 33kb]

    • AZGFD comments on Draft EIS of proposed Devers-Palo Verde transmission line, June 2006 [pdf, 10kb]

Links to AZGFD Fact Sheets:



Other states wildlife agencies bighorn sheep and/or predator management plans and policies

California:

    • Final Recovery Plan for the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep, USFWS, Sept. 2007 [pdf, 1.95Mb]

Montana:

      • Montana Bighorn SheepManagement Plan, November 2009 [pdf, 238kb]

Nevada:

    • Nevada Predation Management Plan FY2008, Nevada Department of Wildlife, June 2008 [pdf, 539kb]

    • Nevada Bighorn Sheep Management Plan, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Oct. 2001 [pdf, 1.82mb]

New Mexico:

    • Long Range Plan for the Management of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in New Mexico 2005-2014, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, 2005 [pdf, 208kb]

    • Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn Sheep Management Memorandum 2006-2011, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, 2005 [pdf, 43kb]

    • Plan for the Recovery of Desert Bighorn Sheep in New Mexico 2003-2013, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, August 2003 [pdf, 786kb]

Oregon:

    • 2006 Oregon Cougar Management Plan, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, April 2006 [pdf, 2.70Mb]

Utah:

    • Utah Cougar Management Plan, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, version 2.0, August 2009, [pdf, 670kb]



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Refuge reference materials

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, desert bighorn sheep related issues:

    • New! Final Environmental Assessment: Limiting Mountain Lion Predation on Desert Bighorn Sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, December 2009, approved May 21, 2010 [pdf, 728kb], read the news release

    • USFWS High Tank #3 Categorical Exclusion, Planning and Decision, March 2, 2010 [pdf, 2.94Mb]

    • USFWS Draft Environmental Assesment for Limiting Mountain Lion Predation on Desert Bighorn Sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Aug. 4, 2009 [pdf, 636kb]

    • USFWS Extension of Scoping Period for the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Mountain Lion Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, May 2008 [pdf, 43kb]

    • USFWS Public Scoping Letter for Mountain Lion Management on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, April 2008 [pdf, 436kb]

    • Joint Investigative Report and Recommendations for the Kofa Bighorn Sheep Herd, AZGFD & Kofa NWR, April 2007 [pdf, 1.83Mb]

    • Capturing and Monitoring Wildlife and Transporting Water and Equipment, and the Installation of Evaporative Covers and Measuring Devices on Water Sources in Wilderness - Categorical Exclusion, Minimum Resource Analysis, and Minimum Tools Analysis, USFWS,  June 2007 [pdf, 108kb]

    • Yaqui and McPherson Tanks Redevelopment Projects Categorical Exclusion, Minimum Resource Analysis, and Minimum Tools Analysis, and Cultural Resources Clearance, USFWS, May 2007 [pdf, 106kb]

    • Kofa National Wildlife Refuge & Wilderness New Water Mountains Wilderness Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, October, 1996 [pdf, 8.60Mb]

Other state federal bighorn sheep recover plans and information:

    • Final Recovery Plan for the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep, USFWS, September 2007 [pdf, 1.95Mb]

    • Mountain Lion Management to Protect the State Endangered Desert Bighorn Sheep, New Mexico Final Environmental Assessment, USFWS, September 2002 [pdf, 850kb]

    • Recovery Plan for Bighorn Sheep in the Peninsular Ranges, California, October 2000 [pdf, 21.78Mb]



U.S. Department of Interior Acts and Protections

 

Additional reference material

    • Genomic Ancestry of the American Puma, Melanie Culver et.al., 2000  [pdf, kb]

 

 


 

 
 
 
 

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