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Mountain Lion Foundation Events and Webinars

 

 

Florida Panther 101 with Panther Outreach Specialist, Ashlee O'Connor –
March 11, 2021
at 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT includes limited live Q&A afterwards.

Have you ever wondered about the elusive panthers living in the swamps of South Florida? You're invited to join Panther Outreach Specialist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Ashlee O'Connor, as she discusses the history, biology and ecology, management and conservation of this isolated puma population.

Ashlee has a B.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Management from the University of Tennessee. She has lived in Florida for 11 years working and volunteering with private, government and NGO groups focused on the conservation of Florida's native species.

When she isn't working on conservation issues, she is living them on her small family farm, mitigating conflict with wildlife on the rural/exurban fringe in south Florida. You can also find her homeschooling her two children, working with the family's livestock guardian dogs, managing her beehives and leading her local chapter of La Leche League.

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Coexisting with Cougars in Utah –
April 29, 2021
at 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT includes limited live Q&A afterwards.

In her presentation, Rosemary Schiano addresses the need to protect mountain lions and other predators in Utah and discusses practical non-lethal methods, devices, guardian animals and structures that homeowners, small farms, livestock farms and ranches can use and deploy to protect pets, farm animals and livestock from predation. Rosemary will include a focus on the natural history, ecology and behavior of mountain lions, and the challenges they face on the modern landscape.

Rosemary Schiano is an independent wildlife field biologist, tracker and educator. She served from 2011-2019 with the US Forest Service in the high Rockies of Colorado. Rosemary has over 40 years of experience in the field studying wildlife across North America with an emphasis on terrestrial and avian predators. She trains and certifies federal and state agency personnel, wildlife professionals and law enforcement officers in classes and workshops on living with predators, natural history and ecology of predator species, bear spray, aversion and hazing techniques, and how to apply them. She also gives public talks and classes about predators, non-lethal methods for protecting pets and livestock, aversion techniques and co-existence. Rosemary has tracked hundreds of mountain lions, bears, wolves and coyotes over the course of her career and regularly hazes predators upon request for homeowners and ranchers. She has managed ranches and never lost an animal to predation.

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Mark Elbroch, PhD – The Cougar Conundrum - Sharing the World with a Successful Predator -

A Conversation about Cougars

Presented on August 6, 2020

Mountain lion biologist and expert Dr. Mark Elbroch, in his just released book: The Cougar Conundrum, delivers a resource for how humans and mountain lions can peacefully coexist in close proximity. Dr. Elbroch calls on readers to ignore uninformed hype and instead arm ourselves with knowledge and become active participants in the creation of cougar conservation management strategies.

In case you missed it, watch it now!

 




Colby Anton, PhD – The Yellowstone Cougar Project
Presented on August 20, 2020

Colby Anton is a native of the Bay Area of California and has been studying large carnivores for over a decade throughout the West. Since 2009, he has contributed to large predator research in Yellowstone National Park. For his dissertation research, he implemented a noninvasive genetic sampling project to estimate cougar populations in northern Yellowstone and deployed cutting edge tri-axial accelerometer collars to monitor cougar and gray wolf predatory behaviors. This collaborative research has contributed yet another piece to the growing knowledge base that surrounds the diverse Yellowstone ecological landscape.

Like most predators in western North America, cougars in the Yellowstone region suffered population declines following intensive eradication programs in the early 1900s. After a fifty-year absence, cougars re-emerged in Yellowstone National Park (YNP) in the 1980s. During this workshop, we will discuss key findings from nearly thirty years of cougar research that has shed light not only on their cryptic behavioral patterns and ecological relationships with other large mammals but also the cutting-edge technological advances employed to study large carnivores in the world’s first national park.

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Rosemary Schiano – Living with Lions in the Wildland-Urban Interface
September 10, 2020
at 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT, 2:00 - 3:30 PM MT, 3:00 - 4:30 PM CT, 4:00 - 5:30 PM - ET with Q&A afterwards.


In this presentation Rosemary addresses both the need to protect lions and other predators and discusses practical non-lethal methods, devices, guardian animals and structures that homeowners, small farms, livestock farms and ranches can use and deploy to protect pets, farm animals and livestock from predation. Rosemary will include a focus on the natural history, ecology and behavior of mountain lions, and the challenges they face on the modern landscape.

Rosemary Schiano is an independent wildlife field biologist, tracker and educator. She served from 2011-2019 with the US Forest Service in the high Rockies of Colorado. Rosemary has over 40 years of experience in the field studying wildlife across North America with an emphasis on terrestrial and avian predators. She trains and certifies federal and state agency personnel, wildlife professionals and law enforcement officers in classes and workshops on living with predators, natural history and ecology of predator species, bear spray, aversion and hazing techniques, and how to apply them. She also gives public talks and classes about predators, non-lethal methods for protecting pets and livestock, aversion techniques and co-existence. Rosemary has tracked hundreds of mountain lions, bears, wolves and coyotes over the course of her career and regularly hazes predators upon request for homeowners and ranchers. She has managed ranches and never lost an animal to predation.

 




Will Stolzenburg – Discussing Saving America’s Lion September 24, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:00 PM PT, 2:00 - 3:00 PM MT, 3:00 - 4:00 PM CT, 4:00 - 5:00 PM - ET with Q&A afterwards.

Author of Heart of a Lion, Rat Island, Where the Wild Things Were and most recently Towpath’s Tail - Stolzenburg tells us he writes about animals, for three reasons: “Because I find them wondrous, and good for the soul. Because it haunts me to know how badly we treat so many of them. And because they deserve every voice, every compassionate ally we can muster on their behalf.” Join us for this lively and informative discussion.

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Panelists Gowan Batist, Jane Santorum and Robin Parks - Coexisting with Wildlife on the Urban Edge
October 15, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM Pacific with limited live Q&A afterwards. (2:00 - 3:30 PM Mountain, 3:00 - 4:30 Central, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern)

Gowan Batist Jane Santorumn Robin Parks

Heeding the urgent call to coexist with mountain lions and other wildlife, today a growing number of professional and hobby farmers are embracing the time-honored husbandry practices that have worked for centuries to keep wild and domestic animals safe. They're also employing emerging techniques and leading-edge technology and research. This presentation features three panelists with years of on-the-ground experience in keeping people, pets, and livestock safe while peacefully coexisting with mountain lions and other wildlife.

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Katie Dolan, MFA, MES - Cougars, Conservation, and Canines: For Families
October 29, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM Pacific - with limited live Q&A afterwards. (2:00 - 3:30 PM Mountain, 3:00 - 4:30 Central, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern)

How do cougars adapt to a changing world? What's family life like for a cougar? What should you do if you are lucky enough to see a cougar in the wild? How have celebrity cougars changed the world? How can pet owners help cougars and other wildlife? Join author and conservationist Katie Dolan to learn more in a presentation for families.

Katie's Wildlife Ambassador series combines watercolors, information sidebars, and storytelling to explain conservation issues to adults and children. In Charles, the Crowded Cougar, a gregarious Newfoundland dog befriends an orphaned mountain lion and helps him out of a prickly situation. Along the way, readers discover ecological roles of cougars, Native American views, cougar family life, and ways to reduce human-cougar-pet conflicts.

Receive a copy of "Charles, the Crowded Cougar" signed by author Katie Dolan with a donation of $20 (selecting the book "ticket" does not automatically register you for the event).

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Lisa Robertson, Co-founder of Wyoming Untrapped - Stephen Capra, Executive Director of Footloose Montana - Chris Smith, Southern Rockies Wildlife Advocate of WildEarth Guardians - Trapping Issues in the West
November 12, 2020 at 1:00 - 2:30 PM Pacific with limited live Q&A afterwards. (2:00 - 3:30 PM Mountain, 3:00 - 4:30 Central, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern)

Interest in trapping is dwindling nationwide, but still it's estimated that fur trappers kill 3-5 million animals each year for their pelts. Millions more die in trapping programs run by state and federal agencies, homeowners, and private pest control companies. The death toll includes non-target animals - including some endangered species or pets - accidentally caught in these indiscriminate traps.

We'll talk with the conservationists and advocates who have devoted their careers to getting traps off of our landscapes, especially on public lands and recreation areas where they pose a risk to humans, domestic animals, and wildlife alike.

In this panel discussion, you'll learn who's working to eliminate these risks across the American West – and you'll learn how you can help.


Lisa Robertson Stephen Capra Chris Smith

Lisa Robertson, has been involved with land and wildlife conservation projects for more than 30 years. She pilots her small Cessna aircraft, from which she takes big-picture images of the landscape to document wild places, often those at risk. She has provided pro-bono aerial radio telemetry and monitoring for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wolf Recovery Project and for various non-profit organizations, agencies and individuals researching and documenting populations of wolves, grizzlies, cougars, coyotes, elk, and other species. She's cofounder of Wyoming Untrapped.

Stephen Capra, career-long conservationist and anti-trapping campaigner, heads up the Missoula-based Footloose Montana, where he's working to eliminate indiscriminate trapping from public lands where people and dogs recreate.

Chris Smith's role at WildEarth Guardians is to protect persecuted and imperiled native wildlife species in the desert southwest and the Southern Rockies. He works on trapping, endangered species, ending wildlife killing contests, and reforming the way wildlife is governed.

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival - Wild Child
December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific


Pull up a seat or curl up on the couch with the kids for an exciting morning of outdoor adventure and conservation short films! You’re invited to join the Mountain Lion Foundation on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10 AM Pacific for the Wild Child film program, streamed virtually in HD to your home.

"Doors" open at 9:30 AM Pacific. Join early to participate in the discussion where you can ask us any questions you have regarding the films or our majestic big cats!

After the event, you will be able to view the festival at your leisure through December 17, so sign up today!

All proceeds benefit the Mountain Lion Foundation and helps save America's Lions. Your ticket purchase will directly support our efforts to protect and defend mountain lions and their habitat, as well as educate the public.




Wild Cat Conservation Photography with Sebastian Kennerknecht –
January 19, 2021
at 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT includes limited live Q&A afterwards.

There are forty species of wild cats in the world, including the well known big cats like lions, leopards, and pumas. Twenty-seven of those species are decreasing in population globally. For others, numbers are decreasing on a local scale. Wild cat photographer and advocate Sebastian Kennerknecht will talk about how photography is an effective tool to create positive conservation change. In the process he will discuss the what, how, and why of conservation photography, and how it specifically relates to wild cats.

Sebastian Kennerknecht is a wildlife and conservation photographer with over fourteen years of experience visually covering wildlife and environmental issues internationally, focusing in particular on wild cats. He has produced high quality editorial photographs, time-lapses, videos, and web content featured in and by the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC Wildlife, Smithsonian, The Economist, Science, and Conservation International, among others. Using highly customized SLR camera traps, along with conventional photographic techniques, he works closely with field biologists to both effectively and ethically capture photographs of some of the rarest cats on the planet while also highlighting the threats they face. Working for conservation organizations and on magazine assignments, Sebastian has photographed twenty-three of the forty species of wild felids.

Sebastian graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolution from the University of California – Santa Cruz, won NANPA’s emerging photographer award, and is an associate fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers.

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Rosemary Schiano, Independent Wildlife Field Biologist – Encouraging Coexistence in Klickitat County Washington
January 21, 2021
at 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT includes limited live Q&A afterwards.


The County Sheriff's highly lethal approach to cougars has placed Klickitat County at the center of Washington's cougar controversies. Join the Mountain Lion Foundation for an informative, timely presentation by independent wildlife field biologist Rosemary Schiano, who will explain why the sheriff’s volunteer wildlife-killing posse has a negative impact on public safety. Rosemary will also address the need to protect native species and offer proven, affordable, practical methods that homeowners, recreationalists, ranchers, and hobby farmers can use to protect themselves, their livestock, and their pets.

Rosemary Schiano is an independent wildlife field biologist, tracker and educator. She served from 2011-2019 with the US Forest Service in the high Rockies of Colorado. Rosemary has over 40 years of experience in the field studying wildlife across North America with an emphasis on terrestrial and avian predators. She trains and certifies federal and state agency personnel, wildlife professionals and law enforcement officers in classes and workshops on living with predators, natural history and ecology of predator species, bear spray, aversion and hazing techniques, and how to apply them. She also gives public talks and classes about predators, non-lethal methods for protecting pets and livestock, aversion techniques and co-existence. Rosemary has tracked hundreds of mountain lions, bears, wolves and coyotes over the course of her career and regularly hazes predators upon request for homeowners and ranchers. She has managed ranches and never lost an animal to predation.

 





Rosemary Schiano, Independent Wildlife Field Biologist – Living with Lions in El Dorado County, CA. An Urban/Rural Interface
January 28, 2021
at 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT includes limited live Q&A afterwards.


Its geography makes El Dorado County, CA a priority for the Mountain Lion Foundation’s coexistence efforts. In this presentation, independent wildlife biologist Rosemary Schiano will share area-specific information that also applies to humans and mountain lions in many of the urban/rural areas of the American West. Rosemary will explain the importance of protecting mountain lions while safely accommodating a range of human activities from hobby farming to ranching and recreation.

Rosemary Schiano is an independent wildlife field biologist, tracker and educator. She served from 2011-2019 with the US Forest Service in the high Rockies of Colorado. Rosemary has over 40 years of experience in the field studying wildlife across North America with an emphasis on terrestrial and avian predators. She trains and certifies federal and state agency personnel, wildlife professionals and law enforcement officers in classes and workshops on living with predators, natural history and ecology of predator species, bear spray, aversion and hazing techniques, and how to apply them. She also gives public talks and classes about predators, non-lethal methods for protecting pets and livestock, aversion techniques and co-existence. Rosemary has tracked hundreds of mountain lions, bears, wolves and coyotes over the course of her career and regularly hazes predators upon request for homeowners and ranchers. She has managed ranches and never lost an animal to predation.

 





Rosemary Schiano, Independent Wildlife Field Biologist – A Conversation about Cougars - Bainbridge Island, WA
February 2, 2021
at 6:30PM — 7:30PM PM PT includes live Q&A afterwards.


We are Inviting you to: A Conversation about Cougars specifically designed for the people in the Bainbridge Island community hosted by the Mountain Lion Foundation with Wildlife Field Biologist Rosemary Schiano. This will be a meeting style presentation with plenty of time for respectful Q and A.

The Mountain Lion Foundation is a national 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that America's lion survives and flourishes in the wild. By promoting effective preventative measures to resolve perceived human-cougar conflicts the public and relevant agencies are better able to fully appreciate cougars as a vital and indispensable apex species deserving preservation rather than exploitation.

Rosemary Schiano is an independent wildlife field biologist, tracker and educator. Rosemary has over 40 years of experience in the field studying wildlife across North America with an emphasis on terrestrial and avian predators. She trains and certifies federal and state agency personnel, wildlife professionals and law enforcement officers in classes and workshops on living with predators, natural history and ecology of predator species, bear spray, aversion and hazing techniques, and how to apply them. She also gives public talks and classes about predators, non-lethal methods for protecting pets and livestock, aversion techniques and co-existence. Rosemary has tracked hundreds of mountain lions, bears, wolves and coyotes over the course of her career and regularly hazes predators upon request for homeowners and ranchers. She has managed ranches and never lost an animal to predation.

 





The Animal Guide to Finding Love and Raising Kids with Dr. Jennifer Verdolin –
February 11, 2021
at 1:00 - 2:30 PM PT includes limited live Q&A afterwards.

When it comes to dating, relationships, and family life, it seems us humans have some challenges. From fearing rejection to not knowing if someone really likes us, navigating our romantic lives can be a complicated affair. And just when we think we’ve got it all worked out, we start a family and things really get difficult. Whether it’s figuring out how and if to breastfeed (and for how long) or settling disputes between siblings, there are a myriad of issues parents have to figure out. This is where other species can help. Using animal behavior provides a contextual prism to view what is happening in other species and be more objective about what is going on in our own. Through this biological lens, we can explore different ideas of what it takes to have a successful relationship, what it means to parent, and why and how these behaviors evolved in humans and other species, with a special look at mountain lions. The truth is that other animals have a lot to teach us about love, relationships, and this thing called family.

Widely regarded animal behavior scientist, author, and science communicator, Jennifer has been a featured guest on BBC Earth Podcast, National Public Radio, and many others. From 2014-2018 she had a recurring role as a radio personality on the nationally syndicated D.L Hughley Show, hosted by American Peabody award-winning comedian, D.L. Hughley.

After the publication of her two nonfiction popular science books, Wild Connection and Raised by Animals, Jennifer has been using her expertise to contribute to the development and production of documentaries. From Animals in Love (Oxford Scientific Films) to Spy in the Wild (John Downer Productions) and Animal Social Networks (Rotating Planet Productions), Jennifer has been a scientific consultant, writer, researcher, and on-screen contributor. She also writes for Psychology Today and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona.

Aside from being sought after to contribute to media projects, Jennifer is an engaging speaker, delighting and sharing with audiences the lessons we can learn from other animals to improve our lives, relationships, and families. Her appearances have included places like the world-renowned 92nd St Y in New York City. Delivering engaging science is her specialty whether it’s in print, on the radio, on screen, or in front of a live audience.

Website: www.jenniferverdolin.com

Twitter: @RealDrJen

Instagram: @RealDrJen

 

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10/21/2019

Santa Susana Mountain Park Association Presentation

You're invited to join Korinna Domingo, Conservation Specialist of the Mountain Lion Foundation, to learn more about living with mountain lions!

WHEN:
Monday, October 21, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:
Chatsworth Park South Recreation Center
22360 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311

This free event is hosted by the Santa Susana Mountain Park Association...

10/19/2019

Mountain Lion Foundation at P-22 Day

October 22 is forever known as P-22 Day, by official declaration of the City of LA! That's right, Los Angeles recognizes the importance of its resident cougars.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 19, 2019
11AM to 4PM

WHERE:
Shane's Inspiration in Griffith Park
4800 Crystal Springs Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Mark your calendars and come celebrate P-22's special day during the fourth annual festival in Griffith Park...

10/12/2019

Wildlife Conservation Network Fall Expo

Come visit the Mountain Lion Foundation at the 2019 Wildlife Conservation Network Fall Expo!

WHEN:
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10AM to 6PM

WHERE:
Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94143

About the event:
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09/29/2019

The Wildlife Society 26th Annual Conference

You're invited to join us at The Wildlife Society's Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada!

WHEN:
September 29 - October 3, 2019

WHERE:
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

"For more than 20 years, The Wildlife Society has hosted this unique and informative event that provides more than 40 networking opportunities through working groups, meetings and receptions as well as more than 950 educational opportunities that encourage discussion and collaboration...

09/12/2019

Living with Lions - Lytle Creek Community Center

Please join Korinna Domingo, Conservation Specialist of the Mountain Lion Foundation, at the Lytle Creek Community Center to learn more about living with mountain lions.

WHEN:
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:30PM to 8PM

WHERE:
Lytle Creek Community Center
14082 Center Road, Lytle Creek, CA, 92358

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09/09/2019

Living with Lions - Fiddletown Community Center

Please join Lynn Cullens, Executive Director of the Mountain Lion Foundation, at the Fiddletown Community Center to learn more about living with mountain lions.

WHEN:
Monday, September 9, 2019
5PM to 7PM

WHERE:
Fiddletown Community Center
14445 Fiddletown Road, Fiddletown, CA 95629

In her presentation, Cullens will clear up common misconceptions about these amazing wild cats, share interesting information about their biology and behavior and help answer any questions you might have about living alongside mountain lions...

08/11/2019

Mountain Lions 101 - Lakeside, CA

You're invited to join us for Mountain Lions 101 at the Olde Community Church in Lakeside, California!

WHEN:
Sunday, August 11, 2019
2:00PM to 3:30PM

WHERE:
Olde Community Church
9906 Maine Ave
Lakeside, CA 92040
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08/10/2019

Oakland Zoo Lion Appreciation Day

You're invited to join us this August at the Oakland Zoo for Lion Appreciation Day!

WHEN:
Saturday, August 10, 2019
10AM to 3PM

WHERE:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605

Mountain lions are America's iconic wild cat. What better way to celebrate them than to join us at Oakland Zoo's Lion Appreciation Day!

Mountain lions in the United States are faced with numerous threats including trophy hunting, habitat loss and degradation, vehicle collisions, and much more...

08/09/2019

Speak for Wolves Conference

You're invited to join us at this year's Speak for Wolves conference in Portland, Oregon!

WHEN:
Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11, 2019

WHERE:
Native American Student & Community Center
710 SW Jackson St.
Portland, OR 97201

The mission of Speak for Wolves is to provide an annual wildlife advocacy conference that offers an opportunity for grassroots activists from around the country to learn about and discuss the need to reform wildlife management in the US...

07/21/2019

Art Paws

Bring your pets and come visit us at our booth during this year's Art Paws event!

WHEN:
Sunday, July 21, 2019
10AM to 5PM

WHERE:
McKinley Arts & Culture Center/Park
925 Riverside Dr, Reno, NV 89503

Art Paws celebrates canine culture by combining the arts with our animals. More than 40 local vendors, artists and animal aid organizations come together each year to celebrate all things pet and to help animals in need...


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