We are conducting surveys, monitoring, and research on cougars (puma, mountain lion) on the Ladder Ranch in south-central New Mexico. Here, cougars are of particular interest given their effects on state-endangered desert bighorn sheep and other valuable big game. These projects are also resources for training and education, most notably through the Cougar Field Workshop.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The collars, once deployed on a cougar, will produce data such as is seen here on the map. Four times daily a GPS device will record the cougars exact location. This will allow us to determine precisely such aspects of the cougars ecology as habitat preference, distance traveled, routes of travel, and location of kills.


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