From 2010-2014, USDA National Wildlife Research Center scientist Dr. Stewart Breck and partners conducted a series of studies investigating urban coyote behavior and ecology, as well as human interactions, perceptions, and roles related to coyote management in the Denver Metro Area. Major themes of the research included the following:
Data from 24 radio-collared coyotes in the Denver Metro Area were analyzed to learn more about coyote movements and behavior, home range sizes, diet, disease status, and population estimates. A Citizen Science program was also implemented to record urban coyote behavior and interactions with people and domestic pets.
Results from these and other efforts were highlighted in at the 2014 Coyote Symposium on November 5, 2014 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Copies of the presentations can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
2014 Coyote Symposium Videos:
|Welcome and Overview of Urban Coyote Study
||Stewart Breck, USDA National Wildlife Research Center||7:54|
||Pete Dunlaevy, City and County of Broomfield||14:35|
|Coyote Watch Citizen Science Program
||Mary Ann Bonnell, Jefferson County Open Space||17:46|
|Coyote Ecology: Findings from the Denver Metro Area
||Sharon Poessel, Utah State University||37:11|
|What is Human Dimensions and Why is it Important ?
||Tara Teel, Colorado State University||30:23|
|Human Dimensions Survey in Denver Metro Area
||Andrew Don Carlos, Colorado State University||23:15|
|Coyote Behavior: The Urban Coyote Culture
||Stewart Breck, USDA National Wildlife Research Center||34:58|
|Coyote Hazing Study
||Mary Ann Bonnell, Jefferson County Open Space||31:15|
|Coyote Management - Colorado Laws and Regulations
||Jerrie McKee, Colorado Parks and Wildlife||18:43|
||Stewart Breck, USDA National Wildlife Research Center||21:36|
Related NWRC Publications:
Managing Urban Coyote Conflicts – Outreach Materials: