Coyote Management Plan & Reporting

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Draft Coyote Management Plan 

The City's Coyote Management Plan (Plan) has been modeled on plans used by other cities and has been reviewed 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 depending on reported behaviors.

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 everyone's cooperation - the City's animal control officers and our residents.

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 ( We appreciate your input on this important Plan.

Report Coyote Sighting 

The City wants to know about any sightings, activity and especially attacks by coyotes in the community. Please use the University of California's online coyote reporting tool to provide us with the information.

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