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Mountain Lion Foundation Events and Webinars



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.

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Prior Events Below

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.



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.



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.


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.


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).


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.


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!

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

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

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


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.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
11AM to 4PM

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...


Wildlife Conservation Network Fall Expo

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

Saturday, October 12, 2019
10AM to 6PM

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

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The Wildlife Society 26th Annual Conference

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

September 29 - October 3, 2019

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...


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.

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

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

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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.

Monday, September 9, 2019
5PM to 7PM

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...


Mountain Lions 101 - Lakeside, CA

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

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

Olde Community Church
9906 Maine Ave
Lakeside, CA 92040
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Oakland Zoo Lion Appreciation Day

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

Saturday, August 10, 2019
10AM to 3PM

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...


Speak for Wolves Conference

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

Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11, 2019

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...


Art Paws

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

Sunday, July 21, 2019
10AM to 5PM

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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