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 - 2021

July 30, 2021 - Happy Valley Rd at Brookview/Galloping Goose crossing

July 2, 2021 2:00 pm - Happy Valley Rd at Brookview/Galloping Goose crossing

April 20, 2021 - 5000 Block of La Bonne (midnight)

March 1, 2021 - 3900 Block of Metchosin Road (1:00 a.m.)

February 27, 2021 - 3900 Block of Metchosin Road (5:00 a.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 - 2021

 

October 9, 2021 - 800 block of Montreul Heights

August 5, 2021 - 840 Block of Pears Rd

June 17, 2021 - Hi Mount and Glen Forest Way

June 3, 2021 - 4400 Block Leefield Rd

May 7, 2021 - corner of La Bonne Rd and Selbourne

May 3, 2021 - 900 Block Kangaroo Rd

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