Officials: Boulder coyotes’ fate won’t be driven by public opinion


“Any time you have public outcry, it creates a contentious environment that can certainly impact the management alternatives that are considered for the future,” said Tara Teel, an associate professor in the department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Teel is involved in the ongoing Denver Metro Area Coyote Behavior and Ecology Study, which includes a survey of more than 2,000 residents on their attitudes concerning coyote management strategies.