April 05, 2016
These simple plywood boards, strewn in a field, look like trash. But there’s more going on here.
February 17, 2016
It started as many things do for our researchers. One of the many camera traps set up throughout the mountains caught an animal passing by. But one bobcat on the western end of the range that kept making appearances was especially interesting.
December 16, 2015
Some of the cats in our study of mountain lions keep things really interesting for us. P-23 has been notable for a number of reasons, from that photo of her atop a deer on Mulholland Highway, just feet away from a cyclist, to being another example of inbreeding in the Santa Monica Mountains.
October 21, 2015
For nearly five months, the GPS collar worn by the coyote known as C-144 provided rich and accurate location data that shed light on one of the most urban coyotes ever studied. And then the battery died. Right when it was getting really interesting.
October 09, 2015
Today’s news about the recent mountain lion deaths includes a case of what appears to be a mountain lion killing young kittens. We’ve documented this happening at least one other time during our study and it’s also been documented in at least one other study.
September 17, 2015
This week’s report of a dead gray fox brought home how far we have to go in educating the community about the unintended impacts of using these products around homes, parks, and businesses.
September 03, 2015
Big news today. The Los Angeles area is one step closer to having a wildlife crossing between the nearly impenetrable Santa Monica Mountains and the Simi Hills, a gateway to hundreds of miles of connected habitat.
August 28, 2015
There are numerous causes of death for mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains. Some are natural, others are not.
August 13, 2015
You may have heard the recent news coming out of our mountain lion study. P-32, the puma who safely crossed a handful of Southern California highways, has died. He was found Monday morning on Interstate 5 near Castaic Lake after being struck by a vehicle.
August 04, 2015
Our newest research subjects are two spotted mountain lion kittens between the ages of three and four weeks old. P-43 and P-44, as the two are known, are from two separate litters on opposite ends of our study area.
July 28, 2015
If you were a coyote living in the middle of one of the most urbanized cities in America, where would you spend your time? Where would you go to catch your prey, care for your young, and avoid conflicts with humans?