CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

Coyote and Dancing Cranes! Three cheers for the power of positive thinking! We hit the field hoping to see coyotes this morning. And we saw coyotes! Every camera check day begins with a paws crossed ‘power thought’ that ‘today will be the day we see a lion on camera!’ We tried some coyote power today and it worked, so maybe we’re just working our way up to the bigger stuff! We didn’t have to wait

CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

Wet Cameras and Muddy Tracks The days are growing cooler and there’s a velvety, quiet layer of low mist that covers the open fields and sloughs on the Preserve these mornings, foretelling the changing seasons. It was beautiful and chilly as we headed out for the camera checks on this morning. Beautiful misty morning on the Preserve. Erin Hauge Spider webs were covered in morning dew and glowed in the fall sunlight, waiting for unsuspecting

CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

Coyotes, Bobcats and Deer, Oh my! This morning we started off with a full crew of eight volunteers.  The sun rose through a smokey haze as we drove east to the first cameras.  We were mindful of the many wildfires impacting people and animals across California as we drove. The sun rising through the smokey haze. Erin Hauge In these times when so much wildlife is being displaced, it’s important to remember to drive with

CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

Thinking Outside, With Paws! This week we were joined by Mountain Lion Foundation biologist, Diana Lakeland, who will be providing advisory support on camera placements and how to look for lions on the Preserve. With a grant from the Sacramento Zoo, the Mountain Lion Foundation has provided us with ten cameras to be able to expand and continue the BLM’s mountain lion camera project. We’re glad to have her aboard! We started checking cameras early