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.

Friday, February 29, 2008

After collaring, measuring, and doctoring our cougar, we paused briefly for a group photo of the workshop participants before reviving her. Ranch manager Steve Dobrott, center with brown hat, blue shirt and sunglasses, did the honors of injecting the sedative antagonist, and more importanly, directing the waking cougar away from the group.


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