Au Sable Forks, NY, Mar 29, 2011 — Yesterday, we reported on the debate that still simmers over the fate of mountain lions in the Adirondacks.
Most scientists think cougars went extinct decades ago, thanks to hunting and widespread logging. Earlier this month, the Federal government officially dropped the big cats from the endangered species list.
Usually, extinction is the end of the line. But a growing number of wildlife biologists think mountain are poised to stage a comeback in the North Country. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Aug 26, 2008 — Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, is hosting a story-swapping session Wednesday night (7 pm) at the Horicon Community Center in Brant Lake. You're invited to share stories about encounters with mountain lions and other unusual or rare Adirondack creatures, like moose or wolves. Officially, mountain lions have been extinct in the Adirondacks since the late 1800s, but local reports of big cats have increased in the last few decades. Folklorist Nicole Farrell will lead tomorrow night's story-swapping session and she told Todd Moe she'll share her own story. Go to full article