Desert NWR Sheep Management Plan (508)

Document - application/pdf
Desert NWR Sheep Management Plan (508)
Publication date
Type of document
Desert Tortoise standing next to a blooming prickly pear cactus with pink flowers
Desert National Wildlife Refuge is the largest wildlife refuge outside of Alaska and protects the largest intact habitat for the Desert Bighorn Sheep in the Mojave desert.
A bright blue sky obstructed by fluffy white clouds reflected off of a stream shot from inside a kayak
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 570 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.
two male desert bighorn sheep run down a rocky slope, their curving horns glowing in the afternoon sunlight

A medium-size bovid. Muscular body, with thick neck. Color varies from dark brown above in northern mountains to pale tan in desert; belly, rump patch, back of legs, muzzle, and eye patch are white. Short, dark brown tail. Coat sheds in patches June - July. Ram has massive brown horns that curve...

FWS Focus
FWS and DOI Region(s)