Geneva residents wanting to learn how to live with coyotes in our area can attend a community workshop at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 30 at the City’s Public Works Department, 1800 South St.
Lynsey White Dasher, Director of Humane Wildlife Conflict Resolution for the Humane Society of the United States, will be presenting and answering questions at the workshop. Topics will include coyote behavior, the latest research on urban coyotes, solutions for coyote conflicts, hazing techniques and how to make a backyard and neighborhood unappealing to these animals.
The City also hopes to distribute information regarding its new coyote management plan, which still is pending City Council approval, at the workshop. The management plan is intended to serve as a tool to increase residents’ knowledge and understanding of how coyotes behave and to provide guidelines to live compatibly with these wild animals. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the management plan Monday, March 16, and the document will then be available on the City’s website.
The free workshop is open to the public, but seating is limited. People can reserve their spot online at the link below. The workshop also will be recorded, and the video will be posted afterward on the City’s website and YouTube Channel.
Dasher will be providing coyote training sessions to select City staff members during her visit to Geneva.
In addition to the management plan and community workshop, the City continues its ongoing coyote education efforts by posting informational materials and videos to its website.