On Monday we got a visit by Tabitha Gray. She is did a presentation on the bear population throughout Glacier National Park. It was amazing hearing what they found. The volunteers they had collecting hair from bear rubs, collected hair from various trails throughout the park. This was able to generate DNA data that was able to compile a database that pieced together family relationships. One bear had 108 known descendants.
After this presentations we went to some of the sites to gather information along transcect lines. Three of us interns went along to see how this how this process is done.