Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) protects our natural and human communities through land preservation, nature education, and conservation science. We are launching a new program, the ACR Mountain Lion Project, a community-based research and education project in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma and Napa Counties. Dr Quinton Martins, a world expert on large mountain cats, is the principal investigator.

It is important for us to gain an understanding of existing knowledge of mountain lions and attitudes towards them in local communities. We would be most grateful if you would take 10 - 15 minutes to answer this anonymous questionnaire.

If yes, was it in the greater 9 county San Francisco Bay Area ( Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma)

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* 3. If yes, was it in the greater 9 county San Francisco Bay Area ( Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma)

Imagine you were out walking in the mountains and you saw a mountain lion. It stood still watching you about 30 yards away, what do you think your reaction would be? Briefly explain.

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* 4. Imagine you were out walking in the mountains and you saw a mountain lion. It stood still watching you about 30 yards away, what do you think your reaction would be? Briefly explain.

In a word, what do think is the average mountain lion's attitude towards people?

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* 5. In a word, what do think is the average mountain lion's attitude towards people?

Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 is no knowledge and 10 is an expert, what number would you use to rate your knowledge of mountain lion ecology and behavior?

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* 6. Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 is no knowledge and 10 is an expert, what number would you use to rate your knowledge of mountain lion ecology and behavior?

  0 No knowledge 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Expert
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What role, if any, do you think mountain lions play in the local ecosystem?

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* 7. What role, if any, do you think mountain lions play in the local ecosystem?

Which of the following domestic animals, if any, do you have? (Please select all that apply and differentiate between those that are pets and those that are for commercial use)

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* 8. Which of the following domestic animals, if any, do you have? (Please select all that apply and differentiate between those that are pets and those that are for commercial use)

  not applicable cat/s dog/s sheep cows goats llamas horses pigs chickens
Pets
Commercial
What predator deterrents do you have in place?

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* 9. What predator deterrents do you have in place?

Which actions do you think should be taken when predators prey on livestock or pets?

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* 10. Which actions do you think should be taken when predators prey on livestock or pets?

Deer are an important food source for mountain lions and our study will be looking at the relationship between deer activity and lion activity.
Which of the following statements regarding deer is true for you? Please check all that apply.

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* 11. Deer are an important food source for mountain lions and our study will be looking at the relationship between deer activity and lion activity.
Which of the following statements regarding deer is true for you? Please check all that apply.

Do you have children living with you under the age of 18?

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* 13. Do you have children living with you under the age of 18?

Have you or your children ever seen educational material on mountain lions and/or mountain lion conservation, for example school presentations, public talks, TV shows, radio shows, posters, books?

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* 14. Have you or your children ever seen educational material on mountain lions and/or mountain lion conservation, for example school presentations, public talks, TV shows, radio shows, posters, books?

It is important to conserve nature.

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* 18. It is important to conserve nature.

In what ZIP code is your home located? (enter 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 00544 or 94305)

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* 19. In what ZIP code is your home located? (enter 5-digit ZIP code; for example, 00544 or 94305)

In what type of residential setting do you live?

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* 20. In what type of residential setting do you live?

What is your age group?

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* 21. What is your age group?

What would you like to know about mountain lions and the ACR mountain lion project (Tick the boxes that interest you):

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* 22. What would you like to know about mountain lions and the ACR mountain lion project (Tick the boxes that interest you):

How did you hear about this questionnaire?

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* 23. How did you hear about this questionnaire?

Had you heard of Audubon Canyon Ranch before?

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* 24. Had you heard of Audubon Canyon Ranch before?

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMPLETING OUR SURVEY, WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

If you are interested in learning more about the ACR Mountain Lion Project, please visit www.egret.org or email quinton.martins@egret.org

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