Despite ample habitat and prey, New York state lost its mountain lion population back in 1908. Research conducted in the 1980s concluded that road density was too high and roadkill rates would be more than a population could withstand. Since then, our understanding of mountain lion ecology and behavior has progressed. New research conducted by John Laundré and colleagues concluded that there is ample prey and habitat available within the Adirondack State Park that could support a population of mountain lions, despite any threats from roads or development. Help the state move forward on recovering their historic puma population.