“My go-to person for animal/human conflict is Mary Paglieri. Her advice is concise and to the point, taking into account the psychology of the animal, whether domestic or wild. I’ve been able to cut problems in half, and see successful outcomes. I feel lucky there’s a person like Mary around to give advice on the issues concerning animal and human interaction.”
– Charlotte Hildebrand, writer/artist. Los Angeles, CA.
“Mary: I will never forget your systematic calm approach and progressive attitude about a balanced approach to agricultural conflicts. You were ahead of your time, in fact and wisdom.”
– Stacy Carlsen, Agricultural Commissioner, Marin County, CA.
“We have had some incidents with a woman having been killed by an elephant and a young man escaped a lion attack only because his motor-cycle was faster than the lion pack that chased him. Am always mindful of your assistance and concern to us. We remain grateful for your input and help towards handling these issues.”
– Phillip Gitomo, Lobere, Kenya.
“Little Blue Society’s holistic approach to the problem of livestock predation is quite commendable and exemplary.”
– Supervisor John Kress, Marin County, CA
“As a result of the time Mary spent with our neighbors group, there was an easing of tension, a better understanding of what it meant to live safely with mountain lions and other wildlife in the vicinity. Many neighbors followed up on her suggestions to remove or modify possible attractants. Since the implementation of the Mountain Lion Program in Woodside Hills, the number of sightings of mountain lions in our neighborhood has decreased significantly in the last several years.”
– Linda Vartanian, Woodside Hills, CA
“All of us associated with the City of Walnut Creek Open Space really appreciate your willingness to help us educate our citizens about peaceful coexistence with our wildlife…we hope they will understand that protecting their companions, enhancing their enjoyment of the natural world and protecting native wildlife are of equal importance to us.”
– Randy Hawley, Open Space Supervisor, Walnut Creek, CA.
“I thank you, Little Blue Society, for the help I received with coyotes. I’m happy to see that other organizations are now following in your footsteps to promote peaceful coexistence with coyotes and other wildlife. You are truly innovators and trendsetters. Thank you for lighting the way.”
– James Randolf III, Pacifica, CA.
“The meeting provided a foundation for the residents to review their habits and properties. The dialog throughout the meeting helped everyone focus on seeking the right solution for Belmont. Now only time and commitment from the residents will determine the outcome.”
– James E. Goulart, Chief of Police, Belmont, CA.
“I am delighted this is happening. It is really good to get cities involved, especially since their expertise is probably low. Thanks for your work!, you are really making an impact.”
– Gloria Purcell, Green Party, candidate for State Assembly, CA.
“I support the endeavors of the Little Blue Society, and was gratified to learn of its presence in the Bay Area. Thank you for your efforts – your work is vitally important to all species living on earth. Your approach, aimed at educating responsible citizens, is brilliant.”
– Shelly Roge, Scotts Valley, CA.
“We can coexist with wildlife. Little Blue Society is helping people learn better ways to coexist with wild animals that live on the lands that most residents love. It’s not just coyotes, the Peninsula hills are home to a variety of animals that can be hazardous. Bobcats, deer, foxes and raccoons and rattlesnake also live in the hills and can be dangerous. Maybe these measures will keep the coyotes from returning and save a lot of fear and pain…”
– September 6, 2000 Editorial, opinion of The Almanac, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Palo Alto, CA.
“Your mission is wonderful. I am pleased to know that cities and agencies are listening to you. I don’t have knowledge of any other organization that is concerned with resolving human/wildlife interactions with intrinsic respect for the wildlife. I agree that eradication need not be the only method of dealing with animal/human conflict.”
– Kay Bushnell, Palo Alto, CA.
“Thank you on behalf of the Board of Directors. We consider your work to have been very successful, as you spared the life of the two coyotes, and because we share our Ranch with hundreds of different species. Preserving life is an extremely important belief at the Ranch.”
– Nancy Azzopardi, General Manager, Portola Valley Ranch, Portola Valley, CA.
“I read your guidelines on how to co-exist with coyotes, they were quite helpful. I now feel ready to cope with any situation that may come up.”
– Della Burns, Parkridge, IL.