Bitterroot Bighorn Sheep DNA

Project Background
In April 2010, Classroom Without Walls (CWW) collected scat samples at Little Blue Joint, a region just outside of Darby, Montana for analysis. The forest service gave Corvallis High School a grant to hire students to help contribute DNA research and many other things. Three students were hired to isolate and analyze the scat samples. The project was funded by Corvallis High School and the USDA Forest Service. The findings will be contributed to the University of Montana and The Forest Service through collection for records. The students worked on isolating and analyzing the DNA and creating a website to post the information for the public to see. This program will continue in future years for the improvement of Bighorn Sheep management through use of DNA analysis.

Check out the Website created by the 2010 DNA Crew