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, October 06, 2007

THE FURMAN COUGAR RETURNS! There have been no recent updates (as you may have noticed) while the position of field biologist on the project was transfered to Furman alum, Christopher Jones. The most exciting recent developments include our first visuals of the Furman cougar since collaring it. The visuals were via remote camera. He was photographed at the original capture site. It really appears that he is contemplating the events of last April. Perhaps the best news is that he appears quite healthy. Unfortunately, the number of successfull data downloads has decreased significantly. Fewer than 10 GIS fixes have been obtained in the last few months.


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