Province to fund deer management

Workshop on dealing with deer in urban settings inform recommendations

Stemming from recommendations made by the Union of B.C. Municipalities, the B.C. government has committed to creating a Provincial Urban Deer Advisory Committee, with provisions of up to $100,000 for future approved urban deer management operations and research.

The recommendations came from a meeting with provincial representatives at an Urban Deer Workshop this past January. That workshop was intended to create the groundwork for increased awareness, understanding of policy, legislation, regulations and best practices in urban deer management, with the purpose of building greater co-operation between the two levels of government.

The workshop led to 22 recommendations presented by the UBCM and participants agreed to create an advisory committee with both provincial and municipal representatives. That committee is still being formed.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

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