Oregon Cougar Action Team

P.O. Box 2682

Corvallis, OR  97339

OreCat@yahoo.com

EIN:  26-2492196

 

 

 

2017 COULD BE THE END OF OREGON'S COUGAR POPULATION. OREGON DOES NOT HAVE THOUSANDS MORE COUGAR THAN THE PEER REVIEWED COUGAR POPULATIONS OF OTHER STATES OR CALIFORNIA'S AND WASHINGTON'S COMBINED COUGAR POPULATION. OUR COUGAR POPULATION NUMBERS SUPPORT POLITICAL AGENDAS AND NOT REAL SCIENCE, AND NOT REAL COUGAR NUMBERS. OREGON DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH LAND TO SUPPORT 6000 OR 5000 COUGAR. IT HAS BEEN FRACTURED BY HUMANS, DEVELOPMENT, FARMING, ROADS, AND TIMBER OPERATIONS.  IT IS NOT BIOLOGICALLY POSSIBLE. WE HAVE THOUSANDS LESS COUGAR THAN WE ARE BEING TOLD, YET OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE SUPPORTS KILLING OUR COUGAR WITH HOUND DOGS. BAD FOR THE DOGS, BAD FOR OUR ECOLOGY, AND COMPLETELY INHUMAN TO THE COUGAR AND COUGAR KITTENS.

 

OREGON STATE COUGAR HOUND HUNTING BILLS: SB 458 AND HB 2589.

 

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/…/MeasureDoc…/HB2589/Introduced

 

AND:

 

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/…/MeasureDocu…/SB458/Introduced

 

WE CANNOT ALLOW MEASURE 18 PROTECTING COUGAR FROM HOUND HUNTING TO BE OVERTURNED.



 

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 base and forest ecoservices. 

 

   Humans cannot kill with the ecological synergy of the wolf, cougar and the bear and O.D.F.W.’s irrupted numbers of ungulates managed for sports hunting and invasive species cattle industry;  have for the last one hundred and fifty years, compromised Oregon’s soil crusts, plant base, stream channels, and ecological wildlife and plant diversity.

 

   Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s current apex predator management and population models for the cougar, wolf and bear appear to be made of political indifference, institutional stealth policy advocacy science, monetary greed and statutorily illegal lawmaking that darkens the open door of our good intents. 

 

  Reliable science and decision-making processes are better tools when peer reviewed by a diverse panel of scientific experts and supports a transparent government and the inclusion of social, economic and ecological considerations and the higher ecological services of the apex predator guild.  These elements appear missing from O.D.F.W.’s apex predator management plans.  Ranchers, hunters, timber industries and tourism all need to think like an ecologist. 



 

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)



http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/742/569/122/

 

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. 

 

 

 




P.O. Box 2682
corvallis, OR 97339

ph: 503-743-2318

 

 

 

 

 


P.O. Box 2682
corvallis, OR 97339

ph: 503-743-2318