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As interactions increase between residents and coyotes, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) is committed to ensuring there are dedicated staff and resources available to address safety issues caused by coyotes. The SGVCOG also provides a comprehensive and integrated regional approach to coyote management and serves as the central organization responsible for providing public outreach services and developing a comprehensive reporting mechanism on behalf of the Cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Azusa, Covina, Glendora, Irwindale, Montebello, Rosemead, and San Marino. ​ 


This regional effort stems from the collaborative work of the SGVCOG's Coyote Management Task Force. The Coyote Management Task Force, with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the County of Los Angeles, the University of California, and other external stakeholders, developed the Regional Coyote Management Framework (RCMF) and the Coyote Management Implementation Plan (CMIP)


The Neighborhood Coyote Program serves as an avenue to address, educate, and report coyote interactions as well as safety issues caused by coyotes within the San Gabriel Valley. Through education and resourcing, we want to ensure the safety of residents and pets. The Neighborhood Coyote Program provides various methods to report coyote encounters as well as tips and information to promote coyote safety. The Neighborhood Coyote Program does NOT make field visits or trap coyotes. Services and additional resources can be found below.

The Neighborhood Coyote Program provides the following services:

  • Educational Line Access

  • Reporting Tools

  • Referrals to Resources

  • Pet Safety Planning

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Workshops and Training 

If you have an emergency regarding this matter, call 911.

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Coyote sightings are inevitable, however, if you see a coyote in your neighborhood, a shared public space, or on your property, we want to hear from you. 

To learn more about what you can do to be safe, click SEE .


Coyote howling and growling has become more common in the San Gabriel Valley.  If you hear a coyote nearby, we want to hear from you. 

For coyote educational materials for your family and friends, click HEAR.


To report coyote incidents and interactions you can call or email using the contact information below, or click the REPORT button. Thank you for your support. 

Educational Line Number: (626) 278-8039

Educational Line Email:

Educational Line Hours: M - Th, 7am-6pm

“Coyotes have the gift of seldom being seen; they keep to the edge of vision and beyond, loping in and out of cover on the plains and highlands. And at night, when the whole world belongs to them, they parley at the river with the dogs, their higher, sharper voices full of authority and rebuke. They are an old council of clowns, and they are listened to.”

― N. Scott Momaday

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