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.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Our latest download from LF1 shows that she has moved off of her last prey cache but remains within the same area that she has occupied since the suspected denning (rose colored polygon, circle indicates suspected den site). To the right her locations I've added the camera grid that was set up by Orvel Fletcher and Megan Pitman in the spring. At the time the grid was constructed LF1 was almost constantly within its borders. As you can see, she has been far from our cameras for the last few months. Fortunately, we are still gettin occassional shots of LM1, like the AMAZING photo BELOW.


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