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Elk Mountain, Colorado

Upper Crystal River Grazing Agreements

Type of Livestock: Domestic Sheep
Type of Conflict: Bighorn Sheep disease risk
Size of Allotment: 33,646 acres
Location of Allotment: Colorado

Our most recent grazing allotment retirement is located in the Elk Mountains near Aspen, CO. The domestic sheep allotment is largely in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area and increased contact between domestic sheep and bighorn sheep, consequently increasing potential spread of disease to the bighorn population in the area. The allotment was officially retired in August 2019.

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Continental Divide in Idaho

Crooked Creek, Mahogany Butte, Cedar Point-Eightmile Grazing Agreements

Type of Livestock: Domestic Sheep
Type of Conflict: Risk of disease contact between domestic and bighorn sheep, suitable wolf and grizzly bear habitat
Size of Allotment: 143,000 acres
Location of Allotment: Idaho

Located in the "High Divide" wildlife corridor, these allotments are in critical habitat for expanding grizzly bear and wolf populations. Contact between domestic and bighorn sheep in the area also increases the risk of disease transmission, which prompted the National Wildlife Federation to work on reaching an agreement to remove domestic sheep from the allotments that took effect in July 2019.

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South San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Cornwall and Willow Mountain Grazing Agreements

Type of Livestock: Domestic Sheep
Type of Conflict: Bighorn sheep disease risk
Size of Allotment: 8,715 acres
Location of Allotment: Colorado

These allotments are in a remote area of the South San Juan Mountains in Colorado that contains excellent habitat for bighorn sheep. Due to the risk of disease transmission between domestic sheep and the bighorn herds in the area, the National Wildlife Federation has negotiated a financial agreement with the ranching family to waive their allotment permits.

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