By Kenneth A. Logan
It is a scholarly monograph that offers the result of a 10-year box learn of the ecology of the desolate tract puma within the Chihuahua wasteland of latest Mexico. With the expanding acceptance of the significance of best carnivores to the well-being and functioning of ecosystems. This ebook offers findings from some of the most accomplished long term reports of a best carnivore ever carried out.
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Patty, Mara, and Steve helped us capture some puma cubs. And Mara provided us with some detailed observations of pumas. Federal aid coordinators Dave Parsons and Laurel Wiley administered this project in accordance with the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act. We rarely got to see some vital people with whom we interacted daily dur- xxx Acknowledgments ing the field work. They were the two-way radio station operators in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and Raton who relayed our messages back and forth.
The east face has been eroded back from the original fault boundary. Alluvial fans formed from the weathering granite and limestone bedrock are broken by a network of arroyos and outcrops of Precambrian granite and schist. Fault activity during the last ten million years has disturbed some of the alluvial deposits and underlying bedrock, and fault scarps formed during the past two million years are present along most of the CHAPTER 3. OUR OUTDOOR LABORATORY 27 basin-range margin (Hawley 1983). The western slope is relatively gentle.
Major General Niles Fulwyler made it possible for us to conduct the research on the missile range. His support was a natural outgrowth of his personal interests in biology, paleontology, archeology, and geology. Daisan Taylor, Patrick Morrow, and Dave Holderman were missile range wildlife biologists who dutifully assisted us by ushering the obligate reams of paperwork through the daunting army bureaucracy, thus “breaking trail” for us to work in the field. Dave’s keen interest in applying scientific information to wildlife management was especially encouraging; later he was key to the incorporation of our information in wildlife management on the missile range.
Desert Puma: Evolutionary Ecology And Conservation Of An Enduring Carnivore by Kenneth A. Logan