PEEC: Explore Wildlife Conservation, Habitat Enhancement And Mountain Lion Tracking On Pueblo Of Santa Ana

Glenn Harper with a GPS-collared deer on the Pueblo of Santa Ana, one of the subjects the Pueblo used to learn deer and elk habitat use and movement on the Pueblo. Learn more about wildlife conservation and habitat enhancement projects happening on Santa Ana Pueblo at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 9. Courtesy/Glenn Harper

PEEC News:

Learn about habitat enhancement and restoration projects happening on the Pueblo of Santa Ana at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 9 in a live-streamed talk from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

Glenn Harper, Range and Wildlife Division Manager for the Pueblo of Santa Ana’s Department of Natural Resources, will discuss riparian restoration, reestablishing animal populations and will highlight the results of tracking mountain lion populations.

The virtual event is free to attend, but registration is required at peecnature.org/events.

Harper will discuss the history of the people of the Pueblo of Santa Ana (the Tamayame) and some of the challenges and threats they face in conserving their plants and wildlife resources — which are both strong components of their cultural identity.

He will talk about what the Pueblo is doing to overcome these challenges, such as restoring upland and riparian habitats; reestablishing wild turkey and pronghorn populations; and collaring deer, elk, bears and mountain lions to learn about their movement on Santa Ana lands and the travel corridors these animals use to move across the landscape. 

In particular, Harper will emphasize the results of monitoring mountain lion predations patterns, which, for him, was an eye-opening highlight of this work!

Register now on PEEC’s website. This talk will take place via the online platform Zoom. Registered attendees will receive a link and password needed to join the broadcast. 

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.

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