I am part of why your water and air are here to sustain you.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) does not have the ability to anticipate and prevent environmental damage done by the killing of Oregon's cougar, an apex-keystone species necessary for protecting our ecosystems during this time of climate mayhem. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife does not have the ability with their existing cougar management plan, to prevent Oregon’s cougar from becoming extinct. ODFW does not have an accurate cougar model population count and their cougar management plan has been peer reviewed as being based on junk science and political agendas. ODFW also did not know that more mule deer are poached than legally killed. A fact they found out by accident. It is time to retire most of the ODFW staff for younger, better educated and more honest professionals.
We protect what we fall in love with.
OREGON COUGAR ACTION TEAM IS A 5o1C3 NFP GRASS ROOTS CONSERVATION PROGRAM THAT IS UNIQUELY OREGON!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO Put America's Lion - the Cougar - on the Endangered Species List Dan Ashe, Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
American Lions, the cougar, are facing unprecedented species selection eradication TROPHY HUNTING programs across the Nation. These are not just killing programs, they are extinction programs selecting one apex predator the wolf over another, the cougar. Wildlife managers in Utah, Oregon, New Mexico and other States are implementing plans to increase the killing of America’s lions as a way to “protect” wolves and make room for game hunting and invasive cattle operations.
Cougar kittens are sadly all too often sold on the Wildlife Black Markets as pets or used as bait to train hound dogs to hunt cougar. Or raised and released during State Legislature periods near schools to promote fear and the false impression of a cougar population explosion.
Cougars do not see as humans see. Their eyes focus like fuzzy pixels.
Cougars see better at night than humans can see.
They rely on their ability to smell rather than to see.
Cougars open their mouths in order to enhance their ability to smell. It looks scary when they do this because it shows all their impressive teeth!
Cougars chirp, purr, growl, and scream, but do not roar!
Cougars are cowards and will leave you alone if you do not run or bend over but instead make yourself look large by holding your arms out with your coat extended on them, or blow a whistle.
As quoted by Dr. Wielgus: Young cougar dispersing from their mothers are not the cause of human conflict. Young cougars who have been orphaned have conflict issues with livestock and humans. The more cougar that are killed by humans, the more conflict issues arise. Leaving the cougars alone creates less conflict.
Stop the Killing (WARNING, NOT FOR CHILDREN! Shows a hound hunter killing a cougar):
Defenders of Wildlife offer a free 26 page book you can paste the link and download. This link talks about living with wolves, but the same practices and concepts apply to cougars - of which we have more of! "Livestock and Wolves: A Guide to NonLethal Tools and Methods to Reduce Conflicts."
...because when cougars start to claw your furniture they end up living in boxed in areas in sheds or garages. This is no life for any large cat. Often the the cougars teeth are pulled as well as their claws.
Oregon Cougar Action Team is dedicated to the preservation of Oregon's cougar and wolves and the ecosystems they sustain. We promote education in our communities. Honest and humane sound science behind Oregon's Cougar Management plans and
policy making. We are also strong supporters of M18 and future cougar and wolf protection policies.
What you can do!
Time and talent are as valuable as money, but if you would rather donate, please visit our donation page and help protect Oregon's APEX PREDATORS! They are YOUR COUGAR AND WOLVES who live in YOUR wilderness! Take charge and save their lives!
Really, no minimum gift is required to help supporT YOUR COUGAR AND WOLVES. It's simple. IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE SUGGESTED DONATION, Just make the donation you can afford using any of the following methods.
1. Mail your check to: Oregon Cougar Action Team, PO Box 2682, Corvallis, OR 97339
2. Go to Paypal!
ALL DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTABLE.
What your donation will do:
Your donation will support classroom and public presentations on cougar biology and how to safely co-exist with them.
Your donations cover the operating costs, educational linking and research that is reflected on this website. Included are the website expenses and all the safety literature and links that can be downloaded and used by schools and the public - all for free - 24/7 seven days a week. We look for the facts and make sure you can have this information!
Our board members and director are all volunteers. Your donations cover the costs for our Director to attend State Legislature hearings where she is able to promote humane bills, help defeat hound hunting cougar killing bills, and be the voice for Oregon's cougar and wolf. We are 100% cougars and wolves and all our attention is directed to their concerns.
Oregon Cougar members and staff are humbled....
The Zuniga Forbes Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation Grant awarded to OreCat
Weary after the long battle educating the Legislatures about our cougars and why we must not kill them for sport or with hounds; I was overcome with joy and humbled to receive a grant for Oregon Cougar Action Team from the Zuniga Forbes Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. On the behalf of Oregon Cougar Action Team and all our members, I thank the Zuniga Forbes Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation from the very bottom of my heart to the Heavens above. Oregon Cougar Action Team will use this grant to further promote a safe wilderness for Oregonians, their children and our wildlife by protecting our cougar and working to insure ODFW has a better plan to manage our cougar. A plan that is safe, humane, honest and based on sound science! Thank you and forward we go!