Progress creating connection across the 17

Project post doc, Max Allen, and I recently went out in the field with Tanya Diamond and Ahiga Snyder from Pathways for Wildlife to see where the Santa Cruz County Land Trust will build the new wildlife crossing culvert under Highway 17. We started off our hike with...

A bird’s eye view

Every month, one  of our biologists goes up in a plane to try to locate all of our study animals and download the GPS information from their collars. Flying is the most efficient way to download the GPS data because we can cover much more ground than driving. We are...

Meet 48M

Last night we caught a new uncollared male, 48M.  We were expecting to catch a juvenile that we had seen on the camera traps earlier, but caught a 112 pound adult male instead!  He was a very polite cat — he went into the trap around 9pm last night, much earlier...