Trespass Marijuana Grows are Poisoning Northern California’s Mountain Lions

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In March 2014, celebrity mountain lion P22 tested positive for anti-coagulant rodenticides. Here is a photo of him suffering from mange. P22 Mange by the National Park Service. Public Domain. In March 2014, celebrity mountain lion P22 tested positive for anticoagulant rodenticides. Here is a photo of him suffering from mange. P22 Mange by the National Park Service. Public Domain.

On December 1, 2016 I attended a talk hosted by tracker and Humboldt State University student Phil Johnston. In it, he spoke of a grave threat to Northern California’s mountain lions (Puma concolor): trespass marijuana grows. This is a serious problemthat needs attention, and I recently sat down with Phil to learn more about it. What follows is a shortened version of our conversation.

Humboldt State University student and tracker Phil Johnston. Image © Kim Cabrera. Humboldt State University student and tracker Phil Johnston. Talking about Rabbit Tracks. Image © Kim Cabrera.

You said in your talk that you work in the Hoopa Valley. How long have you been working there, and what do you do?

I’ve worked in Hoopa for two years. I work for the

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