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Coexisting with Coyotes
June 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Tahoe Area Group and Project Coyote for a virtual webinar about educating and equipping urban and rural audiences with the tools, resources, and expertise needed to foster coexistence with coyotes, the most persecuted
native carnivore in North America!
Jessica Wolff, Nevada Department of Wildlife staff, will present Living with Coyotes, a discussion on coyotes and their behavior. Coyotes can be found throughout Nevada, and Jessica will discuss their behavior and some of the ways we can modify our own behavior to coexist peacefully with these wild neighbors.
Project Coyote Program Associate Fauna Tomlinson will provide an update on efforts in Nevada to stop Wildlife Killing Contests, which are currently allowed in NV by the Nevada Wildlife Commission. Most Americans are shocked to learn that thousands of animals die every year in wildlife killing
contests—barbaric events in which participants win prizes for killing the greatest number or the largest of a given wildlife species, many of which are coyotes.
Why focus on coyotes? Coyotes are a keystone species, meaning that their presence or absence plays a significant role in the surrounding community. Coyotes maintain the balance of the food web below them and around them. For example, they regulate rodent and rabbit populations and keep mesocarnivores such as foxes and raccoons (which can impact ground-nesting birds) in check.
Join us as we counter prevailing myths about the coyote and offer coexistence strategies for living with our wild neighbors in both rural and urban settings. Bring your questions and comments and tell your friends and neighbors to sign up for this important and timely 1½-hour webinar. We hope to see you there!