Habitat use by Dall sheep and an interior Alaska mammal community
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Anthropogenic disturbances are increasingly recognized for effects on the behavior and physiology of wildlife species. Military training, a potential source of disturbance, has shown mixed behavioral and physiological effects on wildlife, including mountain ungulates. Dall sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) are an important species for hunting and wildlife viewing in Alaska and have shown an aversion to some forms of human disturbance such as direct overflights. Military training is expanding into potential Dall sheep habitat on two training areas of Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Molybdenum Ridge and Black ...