David M. Leslie's scientific contributions

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... Recovery goals for Sierra bighorn specify abundance and distribution targets. Translocation has been the primary management tool to restore bighorn sheep to unoccupied habitat (Douglas and Leslie 1999) because of their slow rate of natural colonization (Geist 1971). Both an early conservation plan (Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Interagency Advisory Group 1984) and the Recovery Plan for Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep (USFWS 2007) recognized the need to develop additional large herds capable of serving as sources of translocation stock, beyond the native geographically overlapping Sawmill Canyon and Mt. ...