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The Effect of Cattle on Habitat Selection by Bighorn Sheep
Entry ID: brdfresc0005

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Abstract: The degree of competition between cattle and
bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is unknown. It is
important that land managers understand
interactions between the two species so that
management decisions can reflect the requirements
of both. Studies done at other locations have had
conflicting results. Competition with cattle has
reported to range from severe with die-offs to
little conflict. This ... View entire text

Purpose: Study results will be used to develop cattle
management plans in bighorn sheep habitat. These
general plans are expected to be expanded into
detailed habitat management plans and long-term
bighorn sheep population monitoring schemes to
test results of recommended management practices.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 42.0   E: -114.0   W: -117.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ElRoy Taylor; USGS, BRD, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Dataset Title: The Effect of Cattle on Habitat Selection by Bighorn Sheep
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-15
Dataset Release Place: Boise, Idaho
Dataset Publisher: USGS, BRD, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-10-15
Stop Date: 1999-10-15
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Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
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Originating Center
Data Center
Forest Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: #73-5

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 208-385-4115
Email: mfuller at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
City: Boise
Province or State: Idaho
Postal Code: 83706
Country: USA
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
Contact Address:
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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