Coyote Management Plan
To address this regional concern and provide a consistent message when dealing with coyotes, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the County of Los Angeles, the Inland Valley Humane Society (IVHS), and the San Gabriel Valley Council of government (SGVCOG) has identified and adopted a framework for municipalities in the San Gabriel Valley to coordinate coyote management efforts. While staff has modified this plan to fit the specific needs of La Verne, the following adheres to the adopted model.
The La Verne Coyote Management Plan (PDF) provides detailed information regarding coyote attractants, behavior, enforcement, safety response, and reporting. A yard audit checklist is included to assist in identifying attractants in order to evaluate if they can be eliminated.
On the coyote reporting page, residents can report encounters with coyotes or find recent encounters in the area. It provides a repository for reported coyote activity, real-time alerts to stay abreast of reported activities, and GIS mapping by zip code. You can view all coyote encounters in La Verne for the past 30 days by viewing the Encounters Map page.
The purpose of monitoring human/coyote interactions is to document where coyotes are frequently seen and to identify human/coyote conflict hotspots. Gathering specific data on incidents will allow for the targeting of educational campaigns and resident workshops, as well as the ability to measure success in reducing conflicts.
In addition to mapping coyote sightings, the Inland Valley Humane Society has provided an email for residents who have concerns about coyotes. Please email us with any additional questions.
The Community Services Department has coyote whistles available for residents at City Hall, located at:
3660 D Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Whistles can be taken with you while you are walking your dog and can be used to repel coyotes. The whistles are available, one per family, while supplies last. The whistles were made available through the Inland Valley Human Society.