Cougars contribute to the richness and complexity of Colorado’s
ecosystems. By creating awareness
and understanding of these native cats, we can promote common sense precautions
to eliminate potential human-lion conflicts.
Join us this month as WildEarth Guardians hosts
two evenings of presentations entitled: Cougars of Colorado. Presenters will discuss cougar natural history, ecology, ongoing
research, and tips for living and recreating in cougar country.
These Cougars of
Colorado events are scheduled on:
Monday, May 21,
6:30 to 8 pm
Centennial Meeting Room
(former Council Chambers, north side
of City Hall in annex)
433 South First Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Tuesday, May 22,
6 to 8 pm
Wilkinson Public Library
100 West Pacific Avenue
Telluride, CO 81435
The presentations include what is necessary to maintain
cougars’ long-term conservation, including what the state has done to protect
breeding females and their kittens. Kittens are totally dependent upon their mothers for their first nine
months, and typically spend between ten and 24 months learning survival skills
from their mother.
At the Telluride event, Dr. Ken Logan, a researcher for the
Colorado Park and Wildlife will be available. Dr. Logan leads a groundbreaking
study of mountain lions on the Uncompahgre Plateau, including how hunting can affect
population structures. His study provides new and surprising insights into
mountain lion biology and ecology.
The better that people understand this magnificent animal,
the more likely it is that we will continue to have support for protecting the
places that it needs to survive over the long term.
We hope you will join us and learn more about the cougars of
The events are free and open to the public.