UW scientist uses iNaturalist to better manage urban canids

May 11, 2021

The Research Connection: Using iNaturalist to better manage urban coyotes and red foxes

Join us for this exciting webinar with Dr. David Drake from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 26, 2021.

Drake and the UW Urban Canid Project have been studying urban coyotes and red foxes in Madison, WI since 2014.  In 2015 Drake started a project-specific iNaturalist page to collect the public’s sightings of coyotes and red foxes in the Madison area.  His presentation will describe the type of iNaturalist data collected and how it is used for improved urban canid management.

The webinar will be held on Zoom. Please register in advance using the link below:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.

Dr. Drake is a professor of wildlife biology and an expert on urban wildlife management, wildlife damage management, and general wildlife.  One of his particular areas of study is urban coyote and red fox management and ecology.

Read Dr. Drake’s staff profile at https://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/people/faculty-and-staff/david-drake/

This webinar program is brought to you through the collaboration of Minnesota and Wisconsin Sea Grants. For questions about this program please contact:

Marte Kitson, Minnesota Sea Grant Environmental Literacy Extension Educator
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Anne Moser, Senior Special Librarian & Education Coordinator, UW Madison, Aquatic Sciences Center, Wisconsin Water Library and Wisconsin Sea Grant
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