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Researchers Get Grant To Continue Studies Of Mountain Lions, Other Mammals In Santa Monica Mountains

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(National Park Service photo)
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A mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

A non-profit group which provides support for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has made a major donation to the National Park Service to support research. The Santa Monica Mountains Fund gave $75,000 to the Park Service for efforts to study the mountain lion, bobcat, and coyote populations.

The work includes the use of radio tracking devices and remote video cameras to track wildlife. The fund has been helping to support the research efforts for years.

The Fund is involved in efforts to reduce the use of rat poison, which has been killing wildlife by entering the food chain.

It’s also backing a project to build a wildlife crossing over Highway 101 in the Agoura Hills area, after studies have shown the freeway is a major barrier to animal movement.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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