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  • Writer's pictureFrancisco Martinez

New cameras aim to catch movement of coyotes in Belvedere


One of Belvedere’s three new wildlife-monitoring cameras is seen at the corner of Golden Gate and Tamalpais avenues on Sept. 22. The cameras, which only operate at night and don’t record audio, are part of the city’s strategy to collect data on coyote movements and populations. (Nick Shorten Jr. / For The Ark)

Belvedere has installed a small network of cameras to record coyote activity across the city as part of its ongoing larger effort to manage the animals.


The three cameras, intended to help officials better understand how coyotes move around, were installed at the beginning of August at San Rafael Avenue near Tiburon Boulevard; at Tamalpais and Golden Gate avenues; and on West Shore Road. The cost was about $1,000, paid for by a grant from the Belvedere Community Foundation.


The camera locations were recommended based on advice from Rebecca Dmytryk, president of Humane Wildlife Control Inc., a consultant who earlier this year helped Belvedere draft a comprehensive coyote-response plan that emphasizes monitoring, education, prevention, reporting and measured city action over local calls for eradication, with some residents previously calling for shooting aggressive coyotes.


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