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, October 29, 2007

Recent collar downloads show our cougar on the move. A concentration of fixes at the north end of the map indicate some siginificant activity - perhaps a kill. As fall turns to winter we hope to receive more collar downloads. Cottonwood, willow, and salt cedar canopies seem to be blocking our data transmissions. As these trees shed their leaves we may get a better picture of our cougar's movements.


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