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Lanark County Stewardship Council


The Wild Cats of Eastern Ontario

There is no question about it: cougars are being seen in eastern Canada and some report that cougars are attempting to recolonize former habitat. Cougars found in Ontario may be escaped or released pets, or animals dispersed from western North America. 

On February 18 and 19, 2017, the Lanark County Stewardship Council in partnership with OFAH will host two workshops and an evening presentation with Sue Morse, a highly regarded wildlife ecologist. Sue is considered one of the top wildlife trackers in North America. In northern New England, for the past 41 years, Sue has been studying black bears, fisher, otters, mink and moose. Since 1980 her work has also included the tracking and study of lynx and cougar across North America.

An Evening with Wildcats, presentation and social featuring Sue Morse, Saturday February 18, 7:00pm. — $45 per person. Sue will present a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in a broad diversity of habitats. She’ll provide the latest on cougar sightings in the east. Her presentation will also focus on Canada lynx and bobcats. Besides Sue’s presentation, the evening will feature an auction, finger foods and cash-bar. Join us Saturday evening to meet this amazing tracker and naturalist, learn about wild cats and mingle with fellow conservationists and trackers.  An Evening with Wildcats will be held at the Perth Civitan Club in Perth, Ontario 

Tracking Workshops, Saturday February 18 and Sunday February 19, 9:30am. **WORKSHOPS FULL, CONTACT US TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST** $30/person; space is limited to 15 participants per workshop. Each workshop begins with a slideshow presentation on Sue's recent research on scent-marking behaviors. Afterwards the group heads out to experience first-hand how Sue applies this knowledge in the field. Founder of Keeping Track, Sue believes that tracking is a valuable tool in understanding the natural world and in conservation. “Animal tracking is helping people discover, document and conserve key wildlife habitats.”

This conservation fundraiser is sponsored by Lanark County Stewardship Council, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters — Zone F, and Watersheds Canada.

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