Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep - Respiratory Disease Prevention Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish and Game (HQ) Environmental Services
Document Title
Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep - Respiratory Disease Prevention Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Department will attempt to minimize the likelihood that Sierra Nevada Bighorn sheep (SNBS) contact domestic sheep by monitoring both SNBS and domestic sheep, and hazing SNBS away from domestic sheep to SNBS, Contingent on receiving federal take authorization, DFG may lethally take SNBS that have contacted domestic sheep.

Contact Information
Vern Bleich
Department of Fish and Game
Lead/Public Agency
1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (760) 872-1137



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15307
Reasons for Exemption
Preventing the spread of respiratory disease to bighorn herds is a critical component of the joint state and federal recovery effort for this species. The failure to prevent transmission could result in the loss of many animals in each exposed herd.

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