"Project Bobcat" began in SUMMER 2013. This local citizen's group sought to legislatively end the trapping of these iconic and treasured animals around Joshua Tree National Park. MBCA sent a letter of support to the Governor in SEPTEMBER 2013. Those early efforts not only resulted in bobcat protection legislation, but continuing efforts in 2014 and 2015 expanded to pursue a total statewide ban on bobcat trapping. MBCA's JANUARY 2015 letter on this issue (sent to California Fish and Wildlife Services) explains the issues and goals of this ongoing campaign. In a subsequent letter about the bobcat trapping issue, sent JUNE 8, 2015, MBCA supported a statewide ban on bobcat trapping.