Dall's Sheep

A Dall's sheep relaxes high on the cliffs.
A Dall's sheep high in the mountains of Denali National Park and Preserve.

NPS/Katie Thoreson

Dall's sheep are alpine adapted and mostly non-migratory. They are sensitive to environmental changes including harsh weather events, long-term environmental change, nutrition, predation and hunting, parasites, and disease. They are also an important subsistence resource, especially when caribou are scarce, as well as highly valued by sport hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. The National Park Service monitors Dall's sheep populations to understand the condition of the species and protect them in parks.
Dall's sheep rams on steep, rocky cliffs.
Monitoring Dall's Sheep in the Arctic

The Arctic Network monitors Dall's sheep in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Noatak National Preserve.

A band of rams and ewes, Dall's sheep on a rocky slope.
Monitoring Central Alaska Dall's Sheep

The Central Alaska Network monitors Dall's sheep in Denali and Wrangell-St Elias national parks and preserves.

Learn more about Alaska's Dall's sheep

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    Last updated: July 15, 2019