"The objectives of this study are to (1) collect current information on the existence of free-living cougars in the northeast; (2) develop techniques relating cougar sightings and sign to population density; (3) examine existing cougar materials in the northeast in relation to museum specimens; (4) collect historical information; (5) determine the extent of captive cougar escapes in the northeast; (6) identify potential areas of cougar survival; (7) develop a conservation plan for the subspecies; and (8) coordinate with the southeastern cougar, headed by Mr. Robert L. Downing of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."
Endangered Species New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Brocke, Rainer H., "Reintroduction of the Cougar Felis Concolor in Adirondack Park: A Problem Analysis and Recommendations" (1981). Adirondack Wildlife Research Project Reports Funded by the Pittman-Robertson Act. 9.