Wildlife (and Pest) Management for Climate Change

Cohort Peer Conversation

The pandemic and climate change are changing the way park practitioners need to manage conflicts with wildlife.

In this Peer Conversation, you’ll hear how one large urban park is addressing increasing conflicts between people and coyotes driven by changes to habitat usage and human behavior. Participants will learn how the pandemic resulted in changes to human-coyote conflicts and how British Columbia developed a four-pillared approach to coexistence, including attractant management, enforcement, education, and aversion conditioning. 

Note: This Peer Conversation is a closed session for those working in the nature management field and is not available to general conference participants. If you work in this field, please add your name to the waitlist. Conference organizers will regularly review the waitlist and notify those who are moved into the session or are ineligible to attend so they can register for an alternative.


Dana McDonald

Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation