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Bay Area Mountain Lions – What We Know about Them and How They Fit into the Larger Statewide Population
March 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday March 9, 2023
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Speaker: Winston Vickers
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Mountain Lions in California are fragmented into subpopulations by roads and development. The Bay Area populations to the north and south of San Francisco are separated from each other and are separated from others further south and east by roads, development, and agriculture. Those to the north are affected by increasing road traffic, agricultural conversions for the wine industry, and other factors. Dr. Vickers will discuss the state of current knowledge, legal status, and ongoing research and mitigation efforts that are focused on these populations.
Dr. Winston Vickers is a wildlife research veterinarian with the University of California-Davis Wildlife Health Center (WHC). He has been studying mountain lions and other wildlife in California for 20 years and directs the WHC’s California mountain lion study. He collaborates widely with other mountain lion researchers, as well as collaborating on studies involving bobcats, wolves, Channel Island foxes, Santa Cruz Island scrub jays, and waterfowl. He has also worked on oil spill response with the Oiled Wildlife Care Network at UC Davis.
Photo by: Winston Vickers