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.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

On the Ladder Ranch our collared male was last mapped heading north from Animas Creek in nearly a straight line. It appears that our female has been in the same very small location for 8 days now. Perhaps she has a large kill or even multiple kills.
Another recent development is that Megan Pitman will be moving to the Ladder Ranch soon to begin her field education. She's lucky to have the combined experience of Orvel Fletcher, Harley Shaw, and Mike Root to learn from. Megan will also be making regular contributions to the blog - and hopefully lots more photos!


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