Los Angeles has been home to coyotes since before the city was formed. The goal of the Urban Coyote Project, undertaken by the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Service, is to provide insight into the lives of coyotes living in LA, in order to identify ways to minimize future human wildlife conflict in a humane and effective manner, and to foster human co-existence with urban wildlife.
Two actions residents can take to help attain these goals:
1. If you see a live coyote in the city (even the hills) please FILE A SIGHTING REPORT (takes about 30 seconds)
2. If you spot road kill of ANY wildlife (coyote, bobcat, deer, skunk, fox, etc) please FILE A ROADKILL OBSERVATION REPORT
IT IS A MISDEMEANOR TO FEED WILD ANIMALS – ANY WILD ANIMALS!