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Coyote Trapping Period Update

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2019-2020 Coyote Trapping Period Update

In 2019, the Torrance City Council approved the Updated Coyote Management Plan. The strategy for managing coyotes is based on balancing respect and protection for wildlife without compromising public safety.


The City of Torrance Coyote Management Plan includes:
  • Instituting a five-month active trapping season from October to March every year. For more information on the 2019-2020 trapping period, see below.
  • Revising the strategy of trapping coyotes in problem locations to trapping coyotes in a geographical area where increased coyote behavior is reported.
  • Establishing intensive education and outreach.
  • Hiring a part-time, civilian coyote management staff assistant. The coyote management staff assistant was hired in February 2020. If you would like to contact her for more information, please contact Peggy Vadillo Orenstein, MPP at PVOrenstein@TorranceCA.Gov  or her office phone (310) 618-6382.


Torrance Trapping Period Monthly Summary 2019-2020