Impact to Society

Questions? / Comments?


Hello ladies!This website was created by Derek White, a freshman at UW-La Crosse. This website was created as an assignment for Organismal Biology, in which students were challenged to choose an organism of choice and present it in an interesting format. The reason bighorn sheep are my organism of choice is because they are widely represented in everyday life. In today's society, Bighorn Sheep are a symbol for marketing success. From Dodge's "Grab life by the horns" slogan to the NFL's Saint Louis Rams, Bighorn Sheep represent toughness, endurance, strength. They conquer without fail, they tolerate the inhabitable, they persist to succeed. They are a black and white metaphor for the basics of the American economy, of capitalism. Striving to be the best, striving for dominance.


I hope you've enjoyed this website and have gained an appreciation for Ovis canadensis. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information on this website, please feel free to send questions or comments to white.dere@students.uwlax.edu. Or if you don't want to talk to me you can check out these outstanding resources:


Whitaker, John. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1996.

Meloy, Ellen. Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild. New York: Pantheon Books, 2005.

Roosevelt, Theodore. Works. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1897.

Stone, Lynn. The Battling Bighorns. Vero Beach FL: Rourke Corp., 1991.

Gildart, Bert. Bighorn Sheep: Mountain Monarchs. Minoqua WI: NorthWord Press, 1999.

"Facts about Bighorn Sheep." Bighorn Institute. Apr 2007. Bighorn Institute. 26 Apr 2007 <http://www.bighorninstitute.org/update.htm>.

Brent, Huffman. "Subfamily Caprinae." Ultimate Ungulates. 13 Jan 2007. 26 Apr 2007 <http://www.ultimateungulate.com/Cetartiodactyla/Caprinae.html>.

Leiler, Doug. "Out Your Back Window." 31 Mar 2007. Bismarck Tribune. 31 Mar 2007 <http://www.bismarcktribune.com/blog/?w=dougleier&e_id=2039/>.

Lamb, Annette and Johnson, Larry. "Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)." EduScapes. Apr 2002. 31 Mar 2007 <http://eduscapes.com/nature/bighorn/index1.htm>.

Mckenna, Hall, Valdez, Young, Manville, Ramey, Wehausen, Schackleton, Geist, Boyce, Hansen, Risenhoover, Bailey, Ostermann, Turner, Thompson, "Desert Bighorn Sheep, Ovis Canadensis." Facts Sheet . 2002. Zoological Society Library. 26 Apr 2007 <http://library.sandiegozoo.org/Fact%20Sheets/sheep_bighorn/bighorn.htm>.

Schommer, Tim. "Bighorn Sheep in Hells Canyon." Hells Canyon. summer 2002. 26 Apr 2007 <http://www.fs.fed.us/hellscanyon/life_and_the_land/wildlife/bighorn-sheep.shtml >.

*Special thanks to all those who gave permission to use images.