CHV makes changes to Coyote Management Program
By Jan Wondra
Recognizing citizen concerns over growing coyote populations in Cherry Hills Village, the city reviewed and approved changes to its Coyote Management Plan at the Feb. 19 meeting. Central to the changes, a shift in wording to cover threats not just to humans, but to “humans, livestock and pets.” The recommended changes include allowing Village police officers access to private property to deal with coyote situations.
City Council approval was not given without major discussion. State law allows landowners to trap using lethal methods on their own property. Jay Goldie, director of Public Works, noted that a few private property owners have begun to do this, one transporting the animals to his distant farm to euthanize. Others are