May 29, 2019

Our project's funding has been restored!

We received word that the latest budget bill from the legislature has restored our project's funding! We will be assured funding once the governor signs this bill into law. THANK YOU to all who contacted their legislators on our behalf!

Posted on May 29, 2019 19:47 by nmccann nmccann | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 03, 2019

Information about project funding

We have been at the capitol the past two weeks to discuss our project's funding with legislators. Below are three common questions and answers we received from them and from the public*.

Q: Which bill are we talking about?
A: Senate bill S.F. 2314 (omnibus environment and natural resources bill). This is the bill eliminates funding for our project, and 40% of all LCCMR-recommended wildlife research projects.

Q: What is the project called?
A: It is entitled "Mapping habitat use and disease of urban carnivores"

Q: What is its purpose?
A: To learn about coyotes, red foxes, and gray foxes in the seven-county Twin Cities Metro Area. There have been exactly 0 published scientific papers for these species in Minnesota (and this includes the TCMA, of course). This project will provide much-needed information to Minnesota citizens and wildlife managers about coyotes and foxes, including where they live, what they eat, and whether they carry diseases that infect pets and people.

*thanks to David D. for asking for more information, which prompted this update!

Posted on May 03, 2019 14:27 by nmccann nmccann | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 09, 2019

Senate budget bill proposes to cut all funding for the Twin Cities Coyote and Fox Project

The Senate version of the ENRTF appropriations bill proposes to cut all funding for the Twin Cities Coyote and Fox Project (PROJECT TITLE: Mapping habitat use and disease of urban carnivores). There is still hope that funding will get restored once the Senate and House hash out the final budget; although the Senate's deletion of our funding is not a good thing, we can still change the outcome. I am writing to my legislators and asking others who support the project to do the same. So, please contact your state senator and representative and tell them what you think. You can find your legislators here: www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts. Thanks!

Posted on April 09, 2019 21:23 by nmccann nmccann | 0 comments | Leave a comment

March 15, 2019

Facebook Page @tccfp

We created a Facebook Page - @tccfp - where we will post updates on the Twin Cities Coyote & Fox Project!

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March 08, 2019

Be sure to let us see 'obscured' locations

Please be sure to check the box that enables the curator of this project to see the true location of 'obscured' locations -- otherwise obscured locations will be many miles away from the true location and not very useful! Thanks!

Posted on March 08, 2019 21:35 by nmccann nmccann | 0 comments | Leave a comment

iNaturalist TCCFP Project Reboot!

This project will replace the old project, which will enable us to see obscured locations. Thanks for joining!

Posted on March 08, 2019 21:32 by nmccann nmccann | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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