In the past 10-15 years, increased sightings and captures suggest that bobcats are becoming more abundant in New Hampshire. The extent of this population increase is not known, but it does seem likely that bobcats have responded to 20 years of protection. With an apparent increase in abundance there is also renewed interest among many outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts. As a result, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has teamed up with faculty at UNH to conduct a four-year study that will examine the abundance of bobcats and how their abundance may compare to adjacent states.
If you want to learn more about this amazing animal and project then you will not want to miss the Tin Mountain nature program “Bobcats of New Hampshire” on Thursday, October 21 at 7 PM at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center, 1245 Bald Hill Road, Albany, NH. Derek Broman, a UNH, MS graduate student in Wildlife Ecology and team member of the four year study will discuss bobcat distribution, life history, and management as well as details regarding the ongoing NH wildcat collaborative study. Derek came to UNH from Iowa where he earned his BA degree in Biology from Luther College in 2007. After graduation, Derek worked as the crew leader on a bobcat project led by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State University.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center nature programs are made possible thanks to LL Bean and the Evenor Armington Fund. Community programs are open to the public. Donations of $5 per family and $3 per person are appreciated. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit environmental education program providing hands-on programs in the greater Mount Washington Valley for over thirty years.