Monitoring the Distribution of Introduced Lynx in Colorado

Research Project: 

RB00CNJ.18.

Project Manager: 

Sara Oyler-McCance
A Lynx Canadensis. Photo by E. Bauer, USGS.
A Lynx Canadensis. Photo by E. Bauer, USGS.

In 1999, a Canada Lynx restoration program was initiated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and has been successful in reestablishing Lynx in Colorado. Current monitoring efforts include confirming occupancy of habitat using fecal DNA methods that confirm species identification as well as individual identification. This research is in collaboration with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.