Join Project Coyote New Hampshire and Vermont Representative and Wild Canid Ecologist Chris Schadler for an engaging presentation about the Eastern Coyote.
Predator-free for half a century, both wildlife and farmers in the northeast became complacent. Since the arrival of the Eastern Coyote in the 1940s, we have been reluctant to understand this creature living among us, but that eccentric howl now has our full attention.
The true story of the Eastern Coyote acknowledges its western ancestor and recognizes too that this is a creature of our own making. The wolf we eradicated a century ago has returned in a more resilient form. It is smart, beneficial, and by its presence, reWilds our landscape. However, this new Wild comes with a caveat: that livestock and pet owners steward creatures with greater care.
Despite the ecological benefits the coyote brings, it is the most persecuted carnivore in North America. In spite of this, the coyote survives and thrives. This may be its tragic flaw.