The Cougar Network is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to studying cougar-habitat relationships and the role of cougars in ecosystems. Although we conduct work throughout the entire range of the cougar, we are especially interested in the phenomenon of expanding cougar populations into their former habitats.
Our mission is being implemented according to the following objectives:
- Conducting active research on cougars.
- Maintaining a reliable repository of information regarding cougar distribution and potential range expansion.
- Promoting working relationships with universities, conservation agencies, independent researchers, and the general public regarding cougar issues.
The Cougar Network was founded in 2002. Since then, we have compiled over 700 confirmations of cougars outside established range in the North American west and actively seek input from our network, state and federal agencies and the public.