Silverton Sheep Flock Tracking
In order to help the public determine where they may encounter sheep flocks and livestock protection dogs, the BLM has provided herders with GPS Tracking devices. We recommend becoming familiar with the grazing allotments maps near Silverton, CO by clicking on the links below. Once you are familiar, then please click on the real time GPS data links to locate the sheep flocks. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Borders at 970-240-5399 or Garth Nelson at 970-882-6847.
Sheep Grazing Allotment Maps
Gladstone Elk Creek/Maggie Gulch Deer Park Eureka Picayne/Mineral Point
GPS Herd Tracking Information
Encountering Livestock Protection Dogs
If you encounter livestock as you enjoy public lands, most likely livestock protection dogs and herding dogs are nearby. These animals are working dogs either protecting the herd from predators or moving the herd as needed. If the dog comes toward you, in a firm voice tell the dog “go back to the sheep.” Do not act aggressively toward the dog. Continue to give the dog the command “go back to the sheep” until you are safe to continue your journey.