Cheryl Gray

Increased cougar hunting worse, not better for livestock

May 30, 2015

Stealthy, solitary and highly adaptable, mountain lions are remarkable survivors. But the same traits that helped cougars survive widespread persecution throughout the 20th century, and that routinely keep them out of sight and out of conflict with humans and livestock, have also limited the ability of researchers to study them. Read full report.

Largest U.S. roadkill database highlights hotspots on Bay Area highways

May 6, 2015

In the long shadows of early morning, Kathryn Harrold pulls her car onto the shoulder of I-280. While her friends are in their breakfast nooks enjoying their first cups of coffee, she stops behind the lifeless body of a raccoon, flattened by a passing motorist, and snaps a picture with her cell phone. It's a routine she's followed for years as a volunteer, and it's starting to pay dividends. Read full report.