More than half of California is considered mountain lion territory. But as human populations expand into wildland areas causing continual fragmentation of mountain lion habitat, it's inevitable that human conflicts with mountain lions will
happens especially with young and inexperienced lions that are
dispersing and “lose their way," ending up in residential areas. Or
with lions in rural/wildland fringe areas where people have created
free-food opportunities for them to take advantage of, by not practicing
good animal husbandry with 4H animals or livestock.
99% of lions that have wandered close to human habitation have been
killed. There are proven, more effective methods for eliminating
human-lion conflict that ensures human safety and does not require the
killing of any lions, with very few exceptions.
Little Blue Society's Mountain Lion First Response Protocol was designed to help municipalities deal safely
and effectively with mountain lion sightings and encounters.
To set up a training class in your area:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us Toll Free at (866) 702-9290
Society also partners with cities, counties, neighborhood associations
to present an interactive forum, to educate the public about mountain
lions and the most recent methods for avoiding conflicts, and safely
using parks and open space areas where lions are present.
Areas we have helped:
Lupin Resorts, Santa Cruz Mountains
East San Jose
South San Jose
Santa Clara County
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