Wildlife Tech Class of 2013
Irvington High School
Project: Habitat Suitability Analysis for Suburban Coyotes
Project Status: Completed
Helen, along with fellow Class of 2013 WTPs Jason Bonet and Anahi Naranjo, is embarking on the largest wildlife study the Gorge has yet undertaken. MRGP researchers are surveying 20+ parks in southern Westchester and NYC to determine occupancy patterns of urban coyotes. We are using this data to validate and build upon the coyote model originally developed by Deborah Mack. Our final model will hopefully accurately predict where coyotes will be found in the future as they inevitably move through NYC and colonize Long Island. Helen will focus on our work in Westchester County.