Thursday, December 18, 2014
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- EPA Funding for Wetlands Work Benefits ESF Program
- $3M Grant Supports Bioenergy Development
- ESF Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll
- ESF’s Landscape Architecture Program Nationally Ranked
New York State Green Building Conference Announces New Partnership
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has joined ESF and the Syracuse Center of Excellence as a partner for the 2015 Green Building Conference. Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, will host a plenary session during this year's conference. Fedrizzi and his USGBC colleagues were awarded the United Nations Champion of the Earth award in November for their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. READ MORE
More Coyotes Reported in the Suburbs
People notice the coyotes are becoming less fearful of humans
Suburban residents are reporting more and more coyote sightings and some people are noticing the animals are becoming less fearful of humans. An ESF assistant professor, Dr. Jacqueline Frair, in an interview with 9WSYR reporter Kelly Quinn, said some coyotes don't fear people anymore as they become more familiar with humans and their surroundings. Also, a recent sighting behind Shoppingtown mall in DeWitt means the coyotes are probably eating out of the nearby dumpsters.
Allen Sustaire was walking his dog one evening in that area and believes he spotted three coyotes. He said they crouched down and started toward him and his dog.
Dr. Frair said the animals might have approached because of food. She said, "They tend to be territorial around food sources or they may have been interested in the man's dog."
If you see a coyote behaving aggressively, Dr. Frair said, start yelling at the coyote and chase it. She also suggests that when walking at dawn or dusk, it's a good idea to carry a walking stick, a noisemaker or pepper spray.Office of Communications
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