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 - 2017

August 18, 2017 - End of Barrow Road near Todd Lane heading towards LaBonne Road

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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

Provine of BC website:  Staying safe around wildlife - Bears

Be a "Bear Smart Community" Brochure

"Bear Smart" Community Program:  Background Report

Who's Who: Know you Bears Brochure

Bear Sightings - 2017

June 6, 2017 - 1200 Block of Neild Road

June 6, 2017 - 3700 Block of Happy Valley Road

June 24, 2017 - 5200 Block of Rocky Point Road

June 26, 2017 - 1050 Block of Matheson Lake Road

June 29, 2017 - 700 Block of Arden Road

July 12, 2017 - Corner of Cliff Road and Duke Road

July 14, 2017 - 4500 Block Beckingham Road

July 17, 2017 - 800 Block of Kanagaroo Road

July 18, 2017 - 1100 Block of Centremont Lane

July 18, 2017 and July 20, 2017 - 4400 Block of Leefield Road

July 31 - August 1, 2017 - 900 Block of Glen Forest Way

August 1, 2017 - 3900 Block of Metchosin Road

August 1, 2017 - 200 Block Dutnall Road

August 2, 2017 - 800 Block of Arden Road

August 3, 2017 - Galloping Goose Trail at Bennett Road and Rocky Point Road

August 10-13, 2017 - 800 Block of Kangaroo Road

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 futher information please contact:

Katie Bell
Bat Stewartship Coordinator, HAT
Bat related inquiires: bat@hat.bc.ca
All other general inquiries:  hatmail@hat.bc.ca