Sunnylands is aware that there is a native population of coyotes in Coachella Valley. As part of our sustainability mission, we will not participate in a trap and kill program.
In other cities, these programs are being abandoned, because they have proven unsuccessful, and result in a boom of the coyote populations instead of eliminating them.
Coyotes are an important member of the local ecosystem. They keep smaller mammal populations down. In the absence of coyotes, these other species quickly increase in numbers, causing damage to property and native bird populations.
We welcome the opportunity to participate in a public discussion and an education program to find a long term solution that will benefit the community.