Woodland Park Zoo is looking for help –
from Issaquah residents!
The zoo team is searching for people interested in helping prevent wildlife conflicts in their neighborhoods –
particularly conflicts with carnivores like bears, raccoons and coyotes.
Have you ever:
- Had a bear get into your trash, or heard of neighbors who have?
- Felt nervous about the safety of small pets outside?
- Seen bobcats in your yard or heard coyotes at night?
- Had a general interest in the wildlife that shares your neighborhood?
If so, the team would like to hear from you!
The zoo is starting a program in Issaquah called Coexisting with Carnivores, dedicated to helping neighborhoods more easily coexist with wildlife and keep people, pets and carnivores safe. In order to make it work, they need the help and input from Issaquah residents.
Specifically, the team plans to meet with community leaders and residents to discuss:
- The most important issues that affect the ability of Issaquah communities to coexist with carnivores.
- Potential solutions.
- Strategies you may already use to ensure peaceful coexistence with wildlife in your neighborhood.
For more information, please email Dakota Spear at Dakota.Spear@zoo.org.