Human/Wildlife Coexistence: coyote/wildlife open house Dec 4

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Coyote
(stock photo)

Coyote/Wildlife Open House, December 4, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The City of Lake Forest Park has received numerous reports of encounters with coyotes in the Grace Cole Nature Park area. In an effort to better understand the issue and share information, the City is hosting an open house on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the City Council Chambers

This informal gathering will allow you to share your ideas, review the City’s Wildlife Management Plan and better understand how you can live more comfortably with urban wildlife.

In an effort to maintain a healthy ecosystem the City of Lake Forest Park has a wildlife program that provides the framework for human/wildlife coexistence. The program includes a regulatory element and a wildlife hazing program that were developed using the City Council accepted wildlife management plan.

The three core principles of the program are:
  1.     Wildlife should not be fed by humans
  2.     Pets should be kept indoors, on a leash or safely penned if left outside
  3.     Wildlife behavior can be modified to reduce negative human/wildlife interactions
Lake Forest Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife that all play an important role in the ecosystem. The links below provide information about coexisting with these common species.
To learn more about Lake Forest Park wildlife visit the Friends of Lake Forest Park Wildlife blog that is managed by informed residents.


3 comments:

Anonymous,  November 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM  

Are coyotes welcome to attend?

Anonymous,  November 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM  

Yes, but no wolves!

Anonymous,  November 29, 2012 at 5:04 PM  

We have a very large coyote using our front yard as his dining room in the middle of the night (1-2 AM or so) on a regular basis. So far it looks like he or she has been dining on kitty cats. We are in Kenmore near LFP. Good suggestion to keep animals penned or on a leash.

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