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. 

Coyote 1

Coyote 1 was the first coyote captured on the project, on March 22, 2000, and has become the signature coyote of our research. When she was originally captured, she was just a year old and solitary. She weighed 13 kg (about 29 lbs), and was in excellent health, if not a little on the small side. In coyote years, she was a teenager. We tracked her movements over portions of five cities for the next nine months, as she floated across the landscape looking for a territory.