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Living with lions

Posted on March 19, 2023 by Sonoma Valley Sun

California State Parks presents a lecture by mountain lion researcher Quinton Martins,Ph.D., on March 23. The session will provide information on the movement, diet and behavior of mountain lions tracked by the Living with Lions project, a community conservation project Martins leads for Audubon Canyon Ranch.  

Audubon Canyon Ranch is a nonprofit North Bay conservation agency. It is studying the region’s mountain lions to identify priority habitats and key wildlife corridors and to promote ecosystem conservation. “Living with Lions” also teaches children and adults about the importance of living side-by-side with wildlife.

Dr. Martins will share research conducted on this region’s mountain lion population and will offer tips for reducing the risk of conflict with pets and livestock from the work of True Wild and the Living with Lions Project.

7pm, Sonoma Barrack AV Room. 36 East Spain St. Sonoma. Admission at the door is $10 for the general public, $5 for SPParks members, free for children 12 and under, docents and parks staff. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact Sonoma State Historic Park at (707) 938-9547.

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