Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library as they host Chris Schadler, Wild Canid Ecologist, NH and VT Representative, Project Coyote and her presentation of Becoming Wolf: Eastern Coyote in New England on Sunday, August 17th, 7:00pm at the Jackson Public Library.
Chris’ interest in wild canids began in 1979 as a volunteer at the Wolf Park in Battleground, Indiana under Dr. Erich Klinghammer. This opportunity and others inspired an eventual Masters in Conservation Biology at Antioch University Graduate School. Her thesis focused on the biological and social perspectives of natural recovery for the Eastern Timber Wolf in Michigan.
Beginning in the early 1990’s, Chris taught Conservation Issues and Wolf Ecology at the University of New Hampshire, receiving many teaching excellence and student recognition awards. She continues to instruct and mentor adult degree candidates in the UNH System at Granite State College.
While wolf recovery was the focus of her early work, Chris’ attention shifted to the eastern coyote when she moved to New England. She chose a farm with known coyote problems to raise sheep and train her border collies. Using sound livestock management and common sense, she has avoided any predation for over two decades.
Chris continues her work of the last 30 years and is now the New Hampshire and Vermont Representative for Project Coyote, a national group promoting coexistence with coyotes. She divides her time between teaching on the New Hampshire Seacoast, working on her book “Becoming Wolf: The Eastern Coyote in New England” and talking to groups on the eastern coyote and eastern wolf. Between presentations she can be found at camp in northern New Hampshire or living in heaven in Webster, N.H.
This program is free and open to the public, although a $5.00 donation is suggested.