I'd like to return briefly to one of the most majestic (if controversial) apex predators to have graced the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley, the cougar. Specifically I'll introduce a resource for tracking cougar sightings, and perhaps some of the fortunate members of our … [Read more...] about Cougar Watch Update from Protect the Adirondacks!
Essex-based adventurer and environmental activist John Davis recently took up the topic of cougars in our Adirondack midst. He authored two blog posts, "Misplaced Fear of Cougars (and Other Predators)" and "We Should Welcome Cougars Back" that generated lots of chatter online and … [Read more...] about Cougar Sightings in and around Essex
If ever there was a time in American history when we had reason to fear being eaten by bigger animals, it is past. The greatest dangers in our lives these days are self-imposed: fast cars, fast food, pollution… All the wild carnivores in North America combined do not kill as … [Read more...] about Misplaced Fear of Cougars (and Other Predators)