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, January 06, 2007

After a hectic and controversial 10 days following the cougar predation event on the collared bighorn ewe, I am traveling to South Africa for a few weeks to teach a course in African Ecology. Check back for updates to the cougar blog in mid-February.