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  • P-22, P-41, and the future of L.A.'s mountain lions

    P-22, P-41, and the future of L.A.'s mountain lions
    They started life as city boys. In Washington, Seth Riley (at right in the photo) grew up interested in snakes (not the political kind), and in Chicago, Jeff Sikich sometimes went fishing with his grandfather. How things change. Both are now hands-on wildlife specialists in the long-running mountain lion project at the National Park Service in the Santa Monica Mountains, where they monitor the region's biggest surviving carnivore — about 10 or 15 cats, as far as they know. In all, the project has tracked about 40 over 13 years. Sikich, who has also put tracking collars on jaguars in the Amazon and tigers in Sumatra, has collared 11 mountain lions here, among them stars like Griffith Park's P-22, and P-41, recently discovered prowling the Verdugo Mountains. Like the mountain lions, Riley and Sikich know the urban-wildland interface face to face.
  • Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park

    Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park
    Following multiple delays and the urging of local lawmakers to publish its findings, the National Park Service released its draft report Tuesday on the Rim of the Valley Corridor study, recommending a boundary adjustment as a less costly and more...

    Santa Barbara tourism industry fends off oil spill concerns

    Santa Barbara tourism industry fends off oil spill concerns
    Is Santa Barbara covered in oil? Should I cancel my kayaking trip to Channel Islands National Park? Those are the kinds of questions Michael Cohen and his staff at Santa Barbara Adventure Co. have been fielding since Tuesday's oil spill at Refugio State...

    National Park Week begins with free admission this weekend

    National Park Week begins with free admission this weekend
    National Park Week starts this weekend, a good time to plan a trip to Yosemite or Joshua Tree and take advantage of free admission on Saturday and Sunday. The fee-free days this weekend apply to all national parks, historic sites and other locations...

    Lion attacks mean no more going it alone in Zimbabwe park

     Lion attacks mean no more going it alone in Zimbabwe park
    Zimbabwe: National Parks and Wildlife Authority announced that tourists visiting Mana Pools National Park no longer will be allowed to walk freely in the park. Visitors will be required to hire an armed ranger to accompany them for $25, and anyone...