Many residents of Lake Forest experience occasional visits from local wildlife. This is a part of our choice to live near open spaces of nature. But late night forages in trash cans, messes left behind, and the occasional "setting up camp" in or around property can make our furry neighbors a bit of a nuisance.

Orange County Animal Care offers the following tips to help discourage wildlife activity in your neighborhood:

  • Keep pet food indoors and do not leave food of any kind outside at night. Food left out at night will be taken as a welcome invitation by wildlife, and may prompt future visits.
  • Keep cats and small dogs indoors or in the close presence of an adult.
  • Remove any fruit which has fallen to the ground.
  • Store trash in covered, heavy-duty containers.
  • Keep yards free from potential shelter such as thick brush and weeds, and enclose the bottoms of porches and decks.
  • Eliminate garbage, debris, lumber piles, etc.
  • Check fencing and try to eliminate access points to roof tops.
  • Change automatic sprinkler settings regularly.

By minimizing food, water, and shelter in your yard, you can help alleviate wildlife encounters and property losses. For more information, contact Orange County Animal Care or visit the Orange County Pet Information website.

Coyote Information

Orange County residents experience occasional visits from wildlife, especially those that reside in areas next to protected parks and wilderness trails. During spring time, these visits may become more frequent as this is the breeding season for many wild animals, including coyotes.

The City of Lake Forest offers some helpful tips to discourage wildlife activity in their neighborhoods:

  • Keep pet food indoors and do not leave food of any kind outside at night. Food left out at night will be taken as a welcome invitation by wildlife, and may prompt a future visit.
  • Keep cats and small dogs indoors or in the close presence of an adult.
  • Remove any fruit which has fallen to the ground.
  • tore trash in covered, heavy-duty containers.
  • Keep yards free from potential shelter such as thick brush and weeds, and enclose the bottoms of porches and decks.
  • Eliminate garbage, debris, lumber piles, etc.
  • Check fencing and try to eliminate access points to roof tops.

Coyotes are naturally timid animals and will usually flee at the sight of a human. If they linger or approach, it's time to begin "hazing." This is a term applied to the following actions that can be taken to scare coyotes and chase them away:

  • Be as loud as possible and make noise (e.g. whistle, blow a horn). Do not run or turn your back.
  • Wave your arms, clap your hands, and shout in an authoritative voice.
  • Throw small stones, sticks, tennis balls, or small objects. The intent is to scare, not injure.
  • Spray with a hose, if available, or a squirt gun filled with water.

Taking preventative measures should help deter wildlife from visiting your property. Any incident (e.g. sighting, encounter, or conflict) with a coyote should be immediately reported by calling (888) 334-2258. In an emergency, contact 911. Residents can also sign up for Coyote Cacher, a University of California Cooperative Extension alert system and research initiative designed to report sightings of coyotes and collect information on coyote conflicts in California.

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2022 Business Survey


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Commercial Business Additional Information

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Business Watch | Lake Forest, CA

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Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce Membership

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Expand the Forest

Expand the Forest Beautification Program

Public Works Department | 100 Civic Center Dr. | Lake Forest, Ca 92630 | (949) 461 - 3493


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Note: Due to the health and wellbeing of the selected trees, plantings will occur only from October 1st though December 1st and March 1st through June 1st. Staff will contact you during this time frame. Dedication plaques are not allowed. 


Location

 

Disclaimer: If a planting date cannot be arranged, the tree(s) will be planted by the end of the planting period. 

 


Type of Tree


Dedication

The City Council Certificate: The dedication and sponsor(s) information will appear on the City Council signed certificate mailed to you after the tree planting has occurred.

(Example: In loving memory of John Doe, a great friend and co-worker) 


Payment

The cost of the Expand the Forest Program is $93.00/15 gallon tree. 

If Paying by Check, Mail to:

City of Lake Forest
Expand the Forest Program
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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City of Lake Forest
100 Civic Center Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Vet / Clinic:
20780 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 600-8310
23162 El Toro Frontage Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 837-5222
29040 Portola Parkway, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 380-1255
24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste P, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 837-7660
22377 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 855-9744
3 Rancho Circle, Lake Forest, CA 92630, (949) 581-7979

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City: Lake Forest

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