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.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The map above is color coded for elevation, with the lower elevations in blue towards the right side of the map and higher elevations in green and yellow. This is a path map of all 1,061 locations we have thus far collected for LF1. Of course, the yellow lines do not actually represent the path that LF1 took between points, but they do serve to illustrate the order in which she moved between points, and perhaps more importantly they show where her movements have been concentrated. She has been collared for 11 months as of today.


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