The Wolf Conservation Center is dedicated to dispelling myths and misinformation regarding eastern coyotes, one of the most maligned species in North America. A close cousin to the wolves we are dedicated to protecting, coyotes play an equally vital role in our local ecosystem as an apex predator. Coyotes are explorers, opportunists, and one of the most successful carnivores in North America because of their ability to cope, if not thrive, after decades of persecution at the hands of ranchers, landowners, farmers, and government agents. Learning more about the natural history of coyotes can help people understand their ecological role and how to successfully coexist with them. The WCC aims to increase awareness and access to accurate information regarding this dynamic keystone species in our own backyards.
Ready to find out which of your local wild species utilize your yard at night? Let’s set up a trail camera!
A trail camera is a weather-proof, remote camera often used as a method of non-invasive wildlife research. Trail cameras are designed to take photo and/or video footage when the sensor detects a warm-bodied animal passing in front of the device. This allows users to monitor wild species and populations without disturbing or influencing their behavior and movement. These cameras provide invaluable information on the species occupying the landscape. They can also be quite simple and fun to use!
Check out our Resource Center for infographics you can use in your communities to promote coexistence with local wildlife!