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, May 06, 2008

It looks like LF1 may have yet another kill. Her movements have been concentrated on Animas Creek for the last 10+ days. On this map there is a cluster of red points beside the creek that indicate that she has been in one spot for at least 24 hours. Unfortunately, we are receiving fewer data points from all of our cougars lately. It is likely that as the trees grow their new leaves in the canyon bottoms is becomes more difficult for the collars to make the necessary satellite links.


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