Issue 4 / Spring 2024

On the Cover

Mountain lions are fiercely private, yet they manage to survive in the Santa Cruz Mountains, surrounded by urban development. Their future depends on our ability to coexist with this apex predator in our midst. Creating habitat corridors and safeguarding denning sanctuaries are crucial parts of the solution. 

Frans Lanting made this image when he joined Chris Wilmers and his team, who have been tracking the movements of mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Check for more information about their studies, which help shed light on the needs of mountain lions. 

Santa Cruz Vibes Magazine Issue 4 cover with a mountain lion