We've saved the east side! Let's save the rest.
West Coyote Hills is a 510-acre open space located in the lower San Gabriel River watershed in the City of Fullerton, bordered by the cities of La Mirada, Buena Park and La Habra. This site has been threatened with development for the last 50 years. It is a former oil field owned by Chevron-Pacific Coast Homes.
West Coyote Hills is the finest coastal sage scrub in the region, in pristine condition, and supports 56 pairs of the endangered California gnatcatchers (the largest population in Southern California) and 69 pairs of coastal cactus wrens (California State Species of Special Concern). The property has multiple values, including habitat, restoration, access, trail-bikeway, scenic, and educational resources.
Starting in 2016, the community made a breakthrough under the leadership of Senator Josh Newman and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva who raised funds to help the City of Fullerton purchase the east side of the property from Chevron-Pacific Coast Homes. More help is needed to save the west half of the site so that West Coyote Hills can remain a viable intact habitat for the threatened plants and birds that it sustains today.
West Coyote Hills is a part a biodiversity hotspot, a region that is a significant reservoir of biodiversity threatened with destruction. West Coyote Hills’ is home to 15 rare, endangered and sensitive species.
More than a million people live within a 7 mile radius of West Coyote Hills.
West Coyote Hills' unique ecology and archaeological history provide the perfect setting for an outdoor classroom.
West Coyote Hills is an important part of the San Gabriel River Watershed. A healthy watershed captures, filters, and stores water, and is essential to our water quality and supply.
To learn more about West Coyote Hills and why it should be saved as a park and preserve
In 2021, we saved the east half of West Coyote Hills by working with Senator Josh Newman, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, and the City of Fullerton to raise enough funds to purchase the site east of Gilbert-Idaho. Thanks to Chevron-Pacific Coast Homes and the State of California too. Now let's save the rest!
Friends of Coyote Hills
PO Box 5267, Fullerton CA 92838-5267
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... to save the rest of West Coyote Hills as a park and preserve for now and future generations