Mountain Lion Suffering From Skin Disease, May Be Linked to Poisons
National Park Service researchers recently re-captured the female mountain lion known as P-53 and treated her for mange, a parasitic disease of the hair and skin. Mange is generally rare in wild cats, however, it has been widespread in bobcats in the Santa Monica Mountains area since an epizootic started in 2002 caused extensive mortality […]
Segments of the Backbone Trail Re-Open Four Months After Woolsey Fire
The Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council helped repair the Backbone Trail section along Kanan in Zuma Canyon. The many fire/post-fire rain damage related tasks included clearing the trail of any hazardous rocks or branches, reestablishing the trail pad by spreading any slough that fell from the hillside onto the trail, and finding large rocks/dirt to fill a very deep rut that was cutting directly across the trail.