Project Bobcat began as a group of concerned Morongo Basin residents, property and business owners and environmental activists that came together in an effort to ban bobcat trapping in our rural desert community in 2013. As residents and neighbors of Joshua Tree National Park we value our local wildlife for its ecological value and beauty and for the economic importance of the tourism our local wildlife helps sustain.
Our fight started when a concerned local Joshua Tree resident found an unauthorized but licensed bobcat trap on his private property in January 2013. In early 2013 many of us did not realize that seasonal hunting and trapping of bobcats was allowed by the state of California. After two years of dedicated effort, along with many other statewide groups, we celebrated a statewide ban on bobcat trapping in California on August 5, 2015.
We are no longer active at this site but continue to post occasional information on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Project-Bobcat-155049964649456/
If you are interested in wildlife protection and related environmental issues important to us we suggest that you visit the following web sites:
Project Coyote: http://www.projectcoyote.org/
The Center for Biological Diversity: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/
The Mojave Desert Land Trust: http://www.mdlt.org/
Thank you for your support!
~ Project Bobcat Team