Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Resources

                                                          

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Cougar Information

If you see a cougar, please call
Conservation Officer  1-877-952-7277
 

Province of BC website:  Staying safe around wildlife -Cougars

The Municipal Office tracks all cougar sightings for our residents 250-474-3167.

Cougar Sightings - 2020

August 28, 2020 - 5000 Block of LaBonne Road

September 12, 2020 - 5000 Block of LaBonne Road (5:42 p.m.)

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Bear Information

If you see a bear please call
Conservation Officer  1-877-952-7277

The Municipal Office tracks all bear sightings for our residents 250-474-3167.

The BC Ministry of Environment's Bear Smart Community Program encourages efforts to reduce bear-human conflicts.  Some things you can do to help to bear-proof your home:

  • keep garbage in the house or shed until pick up day
  • don't add meat or cooked food to your compost
  • pick ripe fruit and fallen fruit daily
  • use bird-feeders only in the winter
  • clean your BBQ after each use and store in a secure area
  • don't feed pets or store pet food outdoors

Province of BC website:  Staying safe around wildlife - Bears

Be a "Bear Smart Community" Brochure

"Bear Smart" Community Program:  Background Report

Who's Who: Know your Bears Brochure

Bear Sightings - 2020

May 21, 2020 - 4400 Leefield Road

May 29, 2020 - 5000 Block of LaBonne Road

June 6, 2020 - 800 Block of Pears Road

June 8, 2020 - 4400 Block Leefield Road 

June 17, 2020 - 900 Block of  Kangaroo Road

July 2, 2020 - 4700 Block of McVicker Road (Bear with two cubs)

July 21, 2020 - 5000 Block of LaBonne Road (Bear with two cubs)

September 4, 2020 - 4400 Block of Leefield Road (Bear with two cubs)

September 26, 2020 - 3800 Block of Graceland Drive 

September 28, 2020 - 1000 Block of Brookview Road

October 2, 2020 - 5000 Block of William Head Road

October 5, 2020 - 1000 Block of Malloch Road - (Bear with two cubs)

October 8, 2020 - 900 Block of Kangaroo Road

October 29, 2020 - 5000 Block of LaBonne Road )Bear with two cubs)

 

Habitat Acquisition Trust  (HAT)

Habitat Acquisition Trust is a land trust in downtown Victoria that works to conserve habitat and plant and animal species (especially those that are at-risk) throughout the Capitol Regional District. The general website is: www.hat.bc.ca and specific to their bat program is: http://hat.bc.ca/bats/about-our-program         

For further information please contact:

Katie Bell
Bat Stewardship Coordinator, HAT
250-995-2428
Bat related inquiries: bat@hat.bc.ca
All other general inquiries:  hatmail@hat.bc.ca