Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

SF lawmaker hosts living with coyotes workshops for city dwellers

Coyotes are increasingly becoming a fact of life for San Francisco dwellers. They were first spotted in the city’s Presidio in 2001, and since then, have migrated throughout the city using the various green spaces that have been protected from development.

One local resident has been photographing the creatures throughout town since 2007. Her shots (one is at left) can be seen on the website called Coyotes in San Francisco Bay Area.

Sightings have been reported in several LGBT-friendly neighborhoods, from Noe Valley and Diamond Heights to Bernal Heights, where the nocturnal creatures are a common occurrence in the open space surrounding Bernal Hill.

What the city is doing to protect the public, not to mention dogs and other household pets, from the North American canines became a hot topic at a town hall earlier this year that openly gay District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener and interim Mayor Ed Lee held near Dolores Park.

To help people learn how to live alongside urban coyotes, state Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) has teamed up with the California Department of Fish and Game to host two workshops tomorrow (Friday, August 19) in San Francisco and Daly City.

The San Francisco workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Richmond District Neighborhood Center’s Building B at 741 30th Avenue.

The Daly City panel will run from 2 to¬† 4 p.m. at the Susan B. Anthony Elementary School’s Multi-Purpose Room at 575 Abbott Avenue.

— Matthew S. Bajko, August 18, 2011 @ 11:54 am PST
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