Colorado to update Front Range mountain lion plan

The plan would seek to stabilize populations across the region

As encounters between humans and mountain lions grow on the Front Range, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is drafting a new management plan for the cats. The proposed plan would streamline 13 units into two, and rather than seeking to suppress mountain lion (Puma concolor) populations in some areas and stabilize them in others, it would seek to stabilize them across the region.

The plan follows a similar update to mountain lion management for western Colorado completed in 2020.

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Header Image: A mountain lion lies in a cottonwood tree in Golden, Colorado. Credit: Justin Shoemaker/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service