Cougars have been a hot topic around Concrete in the last couple of months, with sightings near several residential areas. To help residents understand the behavior of these somewhat secretive animals, an agent from the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Department ( gave a presentation and shared resources about them at the January 23 Concrete Town Council Meeting.

We appreciate the Town proactively reaching out to the experts to help prevent the spread of misinformation.

Together with a photo presentation by Leah Serna at the Concrete Theatre last Sunday, the community has had an opportunity to learn what to do and not to do if they encounter a cougar.