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, May 09, 2008

Recently, Orvel traveled to the Ladder to assist and advise Megan in the placement of remote cameras for our cougar population estimate study. Orvel is instructing Megan on the most likely travel routes that a cougar will take. Correct placement of the cameras is essential to maximize our detection rates.


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