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Evaluating apparent competition in limiting the recovery of endangered
bighorn sheep:

Heather E. Johnson, Mark Hebblewhite, Thomas R. Stephenson,
David W. German, Becky M. Pierce, and Vernon C. Bleich

Comparative ecology of mountain goats in coastal Alaska:
Kevin S. White

Identifying genomic signatures of natural selection in Dall’s sheep:
Gretchen H. Roffler, Gordon Luikart, Michael K. Schwartz, and Steve Amish

Phylogenetic analyses reveal evidence for multiple glacial refugium for
thinhorn sheep:
Zijian Sim and David W. Coltman

Modeling summer habitat selection of sympatric bighorn sheep and mountain
goats in the Greater Yellowstone Area:
Jesse Devoe, Robert A. Garrott, Jay J. Rotella,
and Stuart Challender

Impact of winter backcountry recreation on a formerly migratory bighorn
sheep population in Wyoming:
Alyson B. Courtemanch, Matthew J. Kauffman,
Steve Kilpatrick, and Sarah R. Dewey

A case study assessing the use of fire as a conservation tool for bighorn sheep
habitat in western Colorado:
Benjamin R. Wilson, Madeline Grant-Hoffman, and
Stephanie Duckett

Application of the bighorn sheep risk of contact tool and best available science
to a domestic sheep allotment analysis process:
Randal W. Ghormley and Dale Gomez

DISEASE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT, Lisa L. Wolfe, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, moderator

Summary Report: bighorn sheep respiratory pathogen sampling and health
assessment workshop:
Mark Drew, Hank Edwards, Karen A. Fox, Colin M. Gillin,
Ben Gonzales, Anne Justice-Allen, Kristen Mansfield, Leslie McFarlane, Michael W.
Miller, Margo J. Pybus, Helen Schwantje, Lisa L. Wolfe, Peregrine L. Wolff, and
Mary Wood

Enhanced bacterial pathogen detection via improved sample collection and
laboratory diagnostics:
Hally Killion, Jessica Jennings-Gaines, Michael W. Miller,
and Hank Edwards

A collaborative regional initiative to correlate respiratory pathogens with
demographic attributes of bighorn populations:
Robert A. Garrott, Hank Edwards,
Jennifer Ramsey, Douglas McWhirter, Neil Anderson, and Carson Butler

Mountain goats at the livestock-wildlife interface: a susceptible species:
Peregrine L. Wolff, Thomas E. Besser, Danielle D. Nelson, Julia F. Ridpath,
Kathryn McMullen, Juan Muñoz-Gutiérrez , Mike Cox, Chris Morris, and
Caleb McAdoo

Bighorn sheep sinus tumors are associated with co-infections by pneumonia-causing
bacterial agents in upper respiratory tract:
Karen A. Fox, Natalie M. Rouse,
Kathryn P. Huyvaert, Karen Griffin, Hally Killion, Jessica Jennings-Gaines,
Hank Edwards, and Sandra L. Quackenbush

The effect of Zuprevo, a macrolide antibiotic, on bighorn sheep lamb survival
following a bacterial pneumonia outbreak:
Laura A. McHale, Todd Nordeen,
Julie J. Shaffer, and Brian C. Peterson

Experimental management of pneumonia in bighorn sheep: E. Frances Cassirer,
Raina K. Plowright, Paul Wik, Pat Matthews, Kezia R. Manlove, Paul C. Cross,
Thomas E. Besser, and Peter J. Hudson

MANAGEMENT TOOLS Allen Vitt, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, moderator

Factors predicting success of mountain goat reintroductions:
Richard B. Harris and Brian Steele

Using long-acting neuroleptics and other drugs to facilitate bighorn sheep
capture and translocation:
Lisa L. Wolfe and Michael W. Miller

Managing and harvesting mountain goats for traditional purposes by indigenous
user groups:
Teri Rofkar

POPULATION MONITORING & DYNAMICS I Stephanie Ferrero, Colorado Parks &
Wildlife, moderator

Observational description of alpine ungulate use at mineral licks in southwest
Alberta, Canada:
M.E. Jokinen, M.S. Verhage, R. Anderson, and D. Manzer

Estimating bighorn sheep abundance using noninvasive sampling at a mineral
lick within a national park wilderness area:
Kathryn A. Schoenecker,
Mary Kay Watry, Laura E. Ellison, Michael K. Schwartz, and Gordon L. Luikart

Sighting probability and survival in two Colorado bighorn sheep herds:
Sherri L. Huwer, Julie R. Stiver, Brian P. Dreher, and Janet L. George

Additions to the Dall’s sheep working hypothesis: Wayne E. Heimer

POPULATION MONITORING & DYNAMICS II Mark Vieira, Colorado Parks & Wildlife,

Montana’s new state-wide bighorn sheep research initiative: Robert A. Garrott,
Carson J. Butler, Kelly Proffitt, Jennifer Ramsey, and Jay J. Rotella

Pregnancy rate in Dall’s sheep in the Chugach Mountains, Alaska: Tom Lohuis

Disease and Predation: Sorting out causes of a bighorn sheep decline:
Joshua B. Smith, Jonathan A. Jenks, Troy W. Grovenburg, Robert W. Klaver

Capture and survival of neonatal bighorn sheep lambs in a Colorado herd using
vaginal implant transmitters:
Jamin L. Grigg, Jacqueline K. Kniss, Lisa L. Wolfe,
Karen A. Fox, Michael W. Miller, and Brian P. Dreher

Rates and causes of mortality of Dall’s sheep in Alaska: a comparison among
mountain ranges:
Stephen M. Arthur and Tom Lohuis

Determining cause-specific mortality, disease prevalence and survival rates of
bighorn sheep inhabiting the Elk Mountain region of South Dakota and Wyoming:

Brynn L. Parr, Jonathan A. Jenks, John Kanta, Joe Sandrini, and Dan Thompson

POSTERS Wendy Figueroa, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, coordinator

Long-distance movements of the Granby ram through Colorado and Wyoming:
Sherri Huwer and Karin Eichoff

Identification of an abbreviated migration behavior in bighorn sheep after
migration loss:
Alyson B. Courtemanch, Matthew J. Kauffman, Steve Kilpatrick,
and Sarah R. Dewey

Evaluating habitat use of an Alaskan Dall’s sheep population via camera traps:
Jeremy Dertien, Calvin F. Bagley, John Haddix, Aleya Brinkman, Elizabeth Neipert,
and Paul F. Doherty, Jr.

Multi-elements, radionuclides, and persistent organics in tissues of mountain goats
in Northwest Territories:
Nicholas C. Larter, Colin R. MacDonald, Derek Muir,
Brett T. Elkin, and Xiaowa Wang

Quantifying partial migration in an alpine ungulate: Derek Spitz, Mark Hebblewhite,
and Thomas R. Stephenson

Comparison of post-mortem diagnostic methods for cases of bighorn sheep
lamb pneumonia:
Karen A. Fox, Hank Edwards, Jamin Grigg, Mary Wood,
Jessica Jennings-Gaines, Hally Killion, Ivy Levan, Karen Griffin,
and Michael W. Miller

Identifying pathways to decline in the Junction-Churn Creek California bighorn
sheep population, British Columbia:
Steven F. Wilson

No evidence for reduced lungworm loads or improved lamb recruitment
following experimental anthelmintic treatments in a free-ranging bighorn
sheep herd:
Julie R. Stiver, Ivy Levan, Brian P. Dreher

Determining the status and trend for desert bighorn sheep in the San Rafael Swell:
Rusty W. Robinson, Tom S. Smith, and Justin Shannon

Managing the risk of disease transmission from domestic sheep to wild sheep through the
British Columbia Sheep Separation Program:
Jeremy B. Ayotte and Helen Schwantje


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