Oregon Cougar Action Team

P.O. Box 2682

Corvallis, OR  97339


EIN:  26-2492196





In honor of a woman who loved the wilderness, Oregon Cougar Action team sends out their condolences to Diana Bober's family, friends, and co-workers.


As a memorial to Diana Bober, we ask that in her name, Oregonians create a cougar management plan that is based on the hallmarks of science rather than profit, holistic perspectives rather than fear, and has an honest cougar model population count rather than stealth policy-making. ODFW has known, as does the global science on large carnivore’s for which cougar are included, that killing them increases human-cougar conflict issues. Allowing these American lions to be left alone to do the job of regulating the ecologies, would be safer for all of us.  






The Cougar, the Tick, and Lyme Disease Ecology


ODFW cougar kill-zone map and link to Lyme disease overlay: https://www.tickcheck.com/stats/state/oregon/lyme  

Conflicts with cougar (Felis Concolor), mirror human issues.  Balanced on a pinnacle of ecologically intricate webs of cougars’ interdependent relationships, sits the well-being and prosperity of Oregon’s complex social and economic structures. One such structure is the paradox of the “cougar tick Lyme disease ecology.” Here in this critical zone is the essence of human wildlife relationships tangled in the environmentally mind-boggling complexities the cougar and tick have forged .


Although many Oregonians will never see a cougar, visit the wilderness, or leave the comforts of urban living; by merely protecting them from a tiny Lyme disease tick, this elusive, apex predator still wields near-mystical powers over each of their lives. Conservation strategies that benefit cougars may also benefit an array of Lyme disease issues. 


Although the cougar has killed approximately 27 humans[1] throughout Canada and the United States in the last 100 years; Oregonians fear cougar more than a Borrelia burgdorferi infected Lyme disease tick, which annually sickens or disables hundreds of Oregonians:  https://www.tickcheck.com/stats/state/oregon/lyme. [2] 

[1] http://tchester.org/sgm/lists/lion_attacks.html

[2] https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/58313




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ODFW moral, ethical, and ecological management plans are nonexistent

 Nobody knows how many wolves or cougar are needed to sustain Oregon's ecologies.

No one is thinking about that.


The earth is changing, and due to nature’s innate elements, she is responding. 


The most efficient landscapes are collectively managed by the wolf, the cougar, and the bear; protective mechanisms, that during a time of climate change help retain resiliency of Oregon’s vast and diversified ecosystems. Apex predator guild relationships have evolved over millennia and are critical for the health of Oregon’s soil, water, plant and forest ecoservices.
Reliable science and decision-making processes are better tools when peer-reviewed by a diverse panel of scientific experts, and supports a transparent government. Moreover, a good plan supports the inclusion of social, economic and ecological considerations, and the higher ecological services of the apex predator guild.  These hallmarks of science appear missing from ODFW’s apex predator management plans, the cougar, wolf and the bear.




P.O. Box 2682
corvallis, OR 97339

ph: 503-743-2318






P.O. Box 2682
corvallis, OR 97339

ph: 503-743-2318