Myths surround the coyote and cloud our understanding of it. Learn the true story of the eastern coyote - how it lives among us but is rarely seen and how it contributes to keep our forests and fields healthy. It is a creature of our own making – different than the western coyote in genetics and behavior but with the same superior resilience and adaptability. It has rewilded the northeast with its howl and challenges us to live with and appreciate this small wolf in our presence.
Despite the ecological benefits the coyote brings, it is the most persecuted carnivore in North America. And despite human efforts to eradicate it, it survives and thrives among us.
Chris Schadler, M.S., Conservation Biology, will discuss coexistence strategies, whether you farm, hike or garden. “Understanding the mind and ecology of the coyote can keep us one step ahead of problems”, according to Chris, who, with 40 years of wolf and coyote research, sheep farming, and teaching, will demonstrate that “knowledge is power” when it comes to living with coyotes.
Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center
111 South Street
Claremont, New Hampshire 03743