The 2022 field season has now ended. check back here in the fall for more updates.
The Urban Coyote Intervention Program helps volunteers from targetted Edmonton neighbourhoods in making their communities safer for coyotes and people.
The Edmonton Urban Coyote Project at the University of Alberta invites volunteers from neighbourhoods in Edmonton to participate in community-based aversive conditioning of urban coyotes. The goal of this program is to increase wariness in coyotes that occupy residential neighbourhoods. We seek over 20 participating communities with high past rates of coyote reports.
To be eligible for the program, each community will need to identify volunteers who will (i) sign a U of A volunteer liability release, (ii) obey the COVID precautions required by the University of Alberta, City of Edmonton, and Province of Alberta, and (iii) follow the procedures for observing and treating coyotes, recording data, and maintaining safety.
With the help of 76 volunteers in 28 neighbourhoods, we conducted a pilot season between February and May 2021. Here is an interim report of our results. If you would like to participate in the second season of this study in winter 2022, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org