Field Trip - Tracking Mountain Lions on the Ladder Ranch with Dr. Travis Perry
Located near Hillsboro, New Mexico, the Ladder Ranch encompasses more than 250,000 acres and is home to a diversity of wildlife, including mountain lions. Dr. Perry will provide in-the-field instruction on recognizing mountain lion sign, tracks, and cache sites. Learn about mountain lion behavior and their role in the ecosystem. Participate in on-going research using telemetry and cameras to track collared mountain lions on the ranch.
Includes moderate hiking, in summer temperatures, up to one-half mile off trail. We will provide: transportation, snacks, lunch, dinner, and lodging at the Ladder Ranch Lodge for day one and breakfast and a box lunch on day two. A portion of the trip cost supports the mountain lion research. Complete itinerary and full list of equipment needed is available.
Each guest room has its own bathroom with shower. The rooms are as follows: Hermosa Room is a dorm style room with 2 twin bed, one double bed and bathroom; Pioneers room is a dorm style room with 2 twin beds, one queen bed and bathroom.
Dr.Travis Perry is an Associate Professor of Biology at Furman University in South Carolina. He is currently conducting cougar research on and around the Ladder Ranch in south-central New Mexico. His research interests include evolutionary ecology and conservation biology.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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