Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation

The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation provides our research base in Dundee, IL. Set on over 1,200 acres, it is a private, non-profit organization, which includes a wildlife and fisheries research team as well as an education department. The Foundation also supports the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLfT) program that trains students and established professionals about many elements of wildlife management and conservation. At the Center for Wildlife Research, the Foundation provides a platform for wildlife study and education. As a founding principle, our research program must involve the advancement of both students and science. The technical and financial support offered by the Foundation makes our research possible. 

Former research associate Justin Brown, after just catching 434 for collaring

Coyote 434 is a good example of how human behaviors, such as feeding wildlife, can result in coyotes becoming a nuisance. 434 was captured on February 18, 2010, in a marsh surrounded by a subdivision and miles of urbanization. She was a young female, approximately 10 months old, and weighed 13.1 kg. Although this was the peak of the breeding season, she was not in breeding condition. A GPS collar was placed on coyote 434, which means that she was located by satellites on an intensive schedule (at times, this was every 10 minutes, other times every hour).