A car struck and killed a mountain lion Friday morning on southbound Interstate 280 in San Bruno, according to the California Highway Patrol. Read and watch full report.
It’s not unusual to see people working on computers in Silicon Valley, but Richard Pickens isn’t a software developer or a cybersecurity expert – he’s a member of a local conservation, research and education group working to track mountain lions in urban areas of California. Read full report.
Crouched in the darkness, two field technicians squint at a laptop, hoping to catch a glimpse of California's most elusive predator. Read full report.
Interview with Zara MCDonald, Felidae's President, in the Wild Expectations Online Magazine. Read the article.
A young male bobcat, hit by a car on Highway 84 in Sunol in May, made quite a journey before being returned to the wild this week. Teams of rescuers from the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley and Felidae Conservation Fund released the bobcat in an open space in San Ramon Friday afternoon. Watch full report.
From under the shade of an oak tree, deep in the forests of the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve in San Jose, the slope descends steeply in a dense tangle of slippery grass and branches. Read full report.
A group that researches big cats in the Bay Area is setting up bait stations around the region’s foothills in an effort to catch mountain lions roaming near neighborhoods. Watch full report.
This past fall, after 40 years of being closed, Bootjack Campground on Mt. Tam reopened to the public. Martha Stafford, a longtime Mill Valley resident, was one of the first people to take advantage of the newly opened campsites. But, she won't be going back soon. Read full report.
The runner's pace was steady. She was tired but aware as she turned onto a trail to head up the final stretch of her route on the deserted headlands north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Read full report (The article starts on page 52 of the April Green Issue).
In short, yes. And, maybe, no. Tasers can be an effective method of non-lethal defense against cougars, ignoring other vital factors. But we’ll get to that. Before you head into the backcountry packing high voltage, you’ll want to know a few things about America’s misunderstood lion. Read full report.
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