NEIGHBORHOOD COYOTE PROGRAM

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, Irwindale, Montebello, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, and Temple City. ​ 


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)

PROGRAM DETAILS

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. Services and additional resources can be found below.

The Neighborhood Coyote Program provides the following services:

  • Hotline 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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INFORMATION AND TOOLS

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 .

EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

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.

ONLINE REPORTING

We want to provide you with accurate, applicable information and resources.

To report an incident online and to see encounters in your neighborhood, click REPORT.

Hotline Number: (626) 278-8039

“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

San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments

Phone: (626) 457-1800

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