Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of Mountain Lions around Los Angeles, with Seth P.D. Riley, PhD, Wildlife Ecologists, National Park Service, May 2018
With footage from hidden cameras, photographs, and detailed maps, Seth shares what he and his colleagues are learning about these animals are crossing freeways, how well they reproduce and survive, threats they face from being isolated in their shrinking habitat, and the impact of less obvious threats such as rodenticides. Seth will also talk about how the triumphs of past and current conservation efforts, and what it all means for the future of these big cats in the region.
Agency Use of Karelian Bear Dogs for Carnivore Conservation and Management, with Rich Beausoleil, January 2016
Rich Beausoleil has been researching carnivores for 21 years. In 2003, he co-founded the Karelian Bear Dog Program (KBD) in Washington. Rich’s dogs have been involved in over 500 bear and 150 cougar captures. Information obtained from these animals and their movements have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. In addition to research, WA KBDs are also used for finding injured and orphaned wildlife, non-lethally resolving human conflict, locating illegally killed animals, and a nationwide education campaign focused on living with carnivores through prevention.
Mountain Lion Kittens: Trials, Triumphs & Tragedies,
with Dr. Mark Elbroch, November 2016
Growing up mountain lion is no easy chore, especially in rugged northwest Wyoming, where winters are bitter cold and predators prowl the landscape. Join Mark Elbroch, Lead Scientist for Panthera's Puma Program, and host Sharon Negri in an intimate portrait of kittens covering the time period from den to dispersal. Mark will share videos, anecdotes, and scientific data that will illuminate the little-known lives of tiny cougars.
Heart of a Lion Webinar,
with author William Stolzenburg, September 2016
In this 60-minute interactive webinar, William Stolzenburg retraces the remarkable story of a young mountain lion who left his birthplace in the Black Hills of South Dakota and set out on a cross-country journey that covered two years and more than two thousand miles across America. Using images, film, and firsthand accounts of those whose lives were touched by this record-setting cat, William Stolzenburg chronicles this modern odyssey of perseverance and survival against overwhelming odds. In the end he offers hope for those who would welcome the American native home. Will will answer questions from participants at the end of his presentation.
The Secret Life of Mountain Lions Webinar,
with Dr. Mark Elbroch, March 2016
Dr. Mark Elbroch, from Panther’a Puma Project, shares discoveries from his years of research in the Wind River Range of Wyoming, which is the basis of the video, The Secret Life Of Mountain Lions. In this 45-minute webinar, Dr. Elbroch discusses how the use of cutting-edge GPS collars and high-tech remote cameras are helping Panthera record rare and undocumented mountain lion behaviors, extended family lineages, and gather data revealing the hidden life of the ‘America’s lion.’