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COUGAR Ecology, Behavior & Verification Workshop

Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 8:30 AM-Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 4:30 PM

2-Day Workshop for the Curious: Home/Landowners, Educators, Naturalists, Ecologists and Outdoor Enthusiasts

Featured Workshop Presenters: Dr. James Halfpenny, Carnivore Ecologist/Professional Tracker and Mr. Jeff Beringer, Chair, Missouri Department of Conservation, Mountain Lion Response Team

Secretive, elusive, the creature of myths and rumors, and capable of killing people, cougars stir our imagination, curiosity and fear. Improve your knowledge about cougars, their presence, dangers and management. Jim Halfpenny and Jeff Beringer cover cougar ecology, cougars in Missouri, and how cougars interact at the human interface. If you are interested in cougars and want in-depth training in the topics below, then this is the workshop for you:

+ Population, biology, behavior and ecology

+ Cougar/human interactions

+ Cougar pet trade

+ Locating tracks and signs on the trail

+ Identifying footprints and verifying presence

+ Collecting quality evidence

+ Determining sex and size of animals

+ Reading gaits and tracking stories

Photo Credit: (c)Jim Halfpenny

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: For more information on registration and fees, call Jim Jordan, Sr. Coordinator of Continuing Education, UMSL at 314-516-7250, or to register visit ce.umsl.edu/catalog and type in Keyword: cougar.

COST: $125 (plus $12.50 for course workbook)

Lunch on your own at nearby restaurants or bring a sack lunch.

To be held at: MDC Powder Valley Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122-7000

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Start:
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 8:30 AM
End:
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 4:30 PM
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