Secretary Tom Vilsack Secretary Sally Jewell
U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of Interior
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. 1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20250 Washington, DC 20240
Dear Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Jewell:
The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) and our North American network of Chapters and Affiliates are alarmed about potential threats to bighorn sheep and their habitats on Federal lands in your charge.
Over the past 40 years, WSF and WSF Chapters and Affiliates have raised and directed millions of private dollars into research on the diseases transmitted from domestic sheep and goats to bighorn sheep. Despite what should obviously result in a solution-driven response to the >100 peer-reviewed scientific publications on this problem, the federal policy response has lagged and appears stalled. This means...