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Highways Block Bighorn Sheep

Part of the Ecology Disrupted Curriculum Collection.

How might being able to drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in just four hours put bighorn sheep at risk?

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Major highways that connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas run through bighorn sheep habitat. These highways allow travel between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in just four hours, but what do they mean for the sheep?

Essential Question:  How might being able to drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas in just four hours put bighorn sheep at risk?
Key Topics: Habitat, Populations, Inbreeding, DNA, Measuring and Map Analysis, Genetic Diversity
Level: 7th - 12th grade
Pacing: Six class periods

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