Coyote Management Plan

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The City welcomes your comments on this Coyote Management Plan, which has been modeled on plans used by other cities. The plan has been reviewed by City staff as well as by representatives from the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. We believe that the Plan reflects good science and established research relating to coyotes in urban environments, while also recognizing that some coyotes may have to be euthanized.

The Plan includes education and hazing protocols, steps to remove attractants to coyotes, and includes more aggressive hazing approaches undertaken by animal control officers and/or trained volunteer hazing teams should conditions warrant these approaches. If this Plan is to succeed, it requires the cooperation of all of us.

As always, the City’s goal is to protect our residents and our beloved pets, while attempting to change coyote behaviors that bring coyotes too close to our urban environment in search of food and water.

The City welcomes comments on its proposed Coyote Management Plan. Please direct any comments to Senior Animal Control Supervisor Valerie Schomburg ( or City Manager Dave Kiff ( We appreciate your input on this important plan.

If you have a coyote sighting to report, please use the Coyote Hotline number and leave a message with appropriate details (949-644-3656).

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