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.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Our remote cameras have photographed a number of species in the last 10 days, including a coyote (Canis latrans) and a Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) at Release Canyon and a ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) in Silver Canyon. Although we have not recently "caught" a cougar in our camera traps, the presence of cougar sign is on the increase.


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