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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
Grand Opening -Center for Southwest Studies' new exhibit - Mountain Lion!
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Fort Lewis College - Durango, Colorado
The exhibit will kick off with a major public opening on Saturday, August 22. For directions to this event at the Center of Southwest Studies, click here. The exhibition will officially open at 10:00 AM. The grand event of the day will take place at 1:00 PM, with a host of family and children’s events such as the "Cougar Olympics." The "Cougar Olympics" are designed to teach children about mountain lions through fun interactive activities. Other hands-on activities include science and art stations. These events are being organized by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, San Juan Mountains Association and Durango Nature Studies. Zia Taqueria will provide food for purchase.
Saturday, April 10th, 2010
Mountain Lion Field Seminar
Runs through Sunday, April 11th, 2010
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Front Range Community College Room RP 110 Field Portion at City of Fort Collins, Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
Course Description: Spend two days with biologists Dr. Don Hunter and Caroline Krumm learning about Colorado's top predator, the mountain lion (Puma concolor). Instructors will take students into the field for hands on instruction in the tools and methods used in research and management. In addition to an academic overview, students will receive practical instruction on how to “read” the signs left by mountain lions. After taking the course, students will be better equipped to gain an understanding of how the mountain lion fits into the wildland and urban ecosystems, including its relationship with the people and communities of the Front Range.
Each day begins at FRCC with a morning of lectures and presentations that cover mountain lion ecology, such as physical characteristics, habitat preferences, prey base, ecological niche, life history details, and human-lion interaction. In the afternoon the class ventures into the natural area, learning basic habitat characterization, prey identification, mountain lion movement, remote camera trapping, and radio telemetry.
Note: The seminar will include moderate hikes of less than 4 miles per day; for details on Bobcat Ridge Natural Areas see: http://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/finder/bobcat
Registration and Payment: 1. Online via http://www.catconservancy.org 2. Send an email to Caroline Krumm at firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Mail a check to RMCC P.O. Box 4132 Estes Park, CO 80517 4. | (970) 215-3759 | Email | Web
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
10th WAFWA Mountain Lion Workshop
Runs through Friday, May 6th, 2011
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The Workshop theme is “Cougars: Conservation, Connectivity, and Population Management.” The workshop will also include a Wild Felid Research and Management Association panel discussion on wild felid management issues in the Americas.
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Toni K Ruth, Wildlife Research Scientist
2009-01-28Toni is a Wildlife Research Scientist with the Selway Institute
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Comments on Montana's 2010 Hunting Quotas
The Cougar Fund | 2010-05-12
'Smart Collar' in the Works to Manage Wildlife Better
New York Times | 2011-08-29A new collar has potential to measure things such as how animals move and eat and live their lives, which could fundamentally transform how wild populations are managed by giving researchers a platform for predicting wild behavior.
The Squeeze is on for BC's Big Cats
Chris Genovali, Island Tides | 2009-07-16
Bighorns become part of prey study
Black Hills Pioneer | 2011-02-28Wildlife biologists know mountain lions are killing bighorn sheep in the Black Hills, but they want to know just how many.
Cougar protection urged
North Island Gazette | 2011-01-28Say the word “cougar” on the North Island and people pay attention. Say that cougars need our protection, not vice versa, and you are probably in for an argument.
American cougars on the decline: 'We're running against the clock,' says big cat expe
Mongabay.com | 2011-01-19It holds the Guinness World Record for having the most names of any animal on the planet, with 40 in English alone. It's also the widest-ranging native land animal in the Americas, yet is declining throughout much of its range. Mongabay talks with big cat expert Dr. Howard Quigley about the status and research implications of the elusive, enigmatic, and unique cougar.
Mountain lion sightings increasing across Minnesota
The Dickinson Press | 2010-10-18Few people now dispute the occasional presence of mountain lions in Northeastern Minnesota. But getting photographic documentation of them is difficult.
Environmentalists question proposed cougar harvest rules
Santa Fe - New Mexican | 2010-08-28The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is proposing to more than double the number of cougars that can be harvested in the next four years.
Florida Panther Experts Honored By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WCTV - Florida | 2010-05-27Three Florida panther experts recently received a conservation award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for their work in managing the endangered species.
Mystery of local lion king keeping scientists guessing
Daily News Los Angeles | 2010-04-05In a tale worthy of Greek tragedy, the lion king of the Santa Monica Mountains a few years ago murdered his lioness and two of his offspring.
Cat trackers sniff out the truth
Denver Post | 2010-04-01For Colorado mountain lion AM06, every day is like "The Truman Show" for felines — the authorities are always watching. A satellite signal snaps his exact location every three hours as he wanders his 230-square-mile territory from Nederland to Lyons.
On the cougar trail - Team investigates sightings, tracks throughout U.P., state
Daily Press - Michigan | 2010-03-19Few issues addressed by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment in recent years have been as controversial as cougars.
Mountain Lion meetings planned
Midwest Agent | 2010-03-17"We are in the process of updating South Dakota's mountain lion management plan," Tony Leif, GFP Wildlife Division director said. "An important early step in that process is to gather public input."
Colrado State University says 21 people were exposed to plague from dead mountain lion
Denver Post | 2010-03-08Several Colorado State University veterinary students, eager to see a dead mountain lion, were exposed to the plague in November, as were employees of the school's new Diagnostic Medicine Center. No one got sick as a result of the exposure. But the incident did reveal gaps in health-insurance coverage for vet students and in procedures for dealing with plague-infected wildlife at the $42 million center, school officials say.
Oregon's cougar problem is bad, getting worse
Gazette Times | 2010-03-02
Refuge to take part in mountain lion study
El Defensor Chieftain | 2010-01-11Beginning Monday, Jan. 11, the portion of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge that lies east of the Rio Grande will be closed to the public in order to initiate a mountain lion study.
Famous tracker offers up info on cougars
Coshocton Tribune - WI | 2009-12-29First came the cougar. Now comes the world-famous cougar tracker.
Back on the range: Bighorn sheep get some help to survive on the Stansbury
Brett Prettyman The Salt Lake Tribune | 2009-11-17Big-game wildlife transplants are risky, costly and uncertain. Some animals try to find their way home, others settle into their new digs and a few get eaten.
DNR: No plans for U.P. cougars
Dionna Harris | 2009-11-12Although it has been confirmed there are cougars in the Upper Peninsula, the Department of Natural Resources is not looking to develop management plans. Brian Roell, a wildlife biologist with the DNR, said although there has been confirmation made recently through a trail camera in the eastern Upper Peninsula, cougars will remain a non-game species in Michigan.
Mountain lions prey selectively on prion-infected mule deer
Terry Singeltary | 2009-11-03The possibility that predators choose prey selectively based on age or condition has been suggested but rarely tested. We examined whether mountain lions (Puma concolor) selectively prey upon mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) infected with chronic wasting disease, a prion disease.
Lion Season to Open Again on Uncompahgre Plateau
Colorado Division of WIldlife Press Release | 2009-11-03For the first time since 2004, hunting season for mountain lions will open again this year in a special study area west of Montrose.
Limited lion season to open on plateau
Katharhynn Heidelberg - Montrose Daily Press, CO | 2009-11-02Five years ago, the Division of Wildlife launched a study into mountain lion population dynamics on the Uncompahgre Plateau. It’s now launching the second phase, a “treatment” period, which will allow limited hunting in the study area and, researchers hope, provide state-specific data concerning assumptions about lion populations in Colorado.
Cougar hunt to open in Colorado area that has been off-limits since 2004
Kelly Burgess -Los Angeles Times | 2009-11-03An area of western Colorado that has been off-limits to mountain lion hunting since 2004 will open for a limited season beginning in mid-November. The hunting season on a portion of the Uncompahgre Plateau will open Nov. 16 and run through Jan. 31, unless the quota of eight cougars is reached before then
Oregon cougar hunting plan draws protests
AP - Brad Cain | 2009-10-12Wildlife advocates are protesting the state's move to expand a program to hunt cougars to reduce conflicts with livestock, big game, people and pets.
Hunting for the right result - ODFW cougar killing study falls short, raising questions about its mo
Mail Tribune - Southern Oregon | 2009-10-08The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife made the right decision in dropping a controversial cougar study in Southern Oregon, but not before giving itself an unnecessary black eye.
Arizona Cougar Shooting Plan Misguided
PEER Press Release -Daniel Patterson & Kirsten Stade | 2009-10-08Federal and state agencies are on the verge of biological malpractice in their plans to continue “lethal removals” of a small, shrinking cougar population based in Arizona’s Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, according to comments filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
Controversial cougar study comes to end
Mark Freeman - Mail Tribune OR | 2009-09-25State wildlife biologists say they will abandon a three-year-old study that failed to show that killing cougars in Jackson County curbs livestock losses and human-safety complaints involving large predators.
Shorter cougar-hunting season to be restudied
Tony Davis - Arizona Daily Star | 2009-09-14The emotional, divisive conflict over the length of the mountain-lion-hunting season is clearly not over, two years after a unanimous Arizona Game and Fish Commission vote to cut it from year-round to nine months.
Panther killed on I-75
Naples News | 2009-09-10A Florida panther was struck and killed by a vehicle over the weekend on Interstate 75, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported.
Random Arizona Diamondbacks Notes » Next Story Critical bighorn sheep population continues to strugg
Fanster.com | 2009-08-24Feds seek comment on draft EA; proposed action will allow needed management
Meet the Newest Mountain Lion of the Santa Monica Mountains
Zach Behrens | 2009-08-17Well, she may not be the newest or youngest in our local mountains, but she is the most recent cougar to be trapped, tagged and released by the National Park Service, who has been conducting a study with them over the past seven years.
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