UWSS awarded community donation

At the annual conference of the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities, elected officials from communities within the FortisBC service area were invited to enter a draw for a donation of $1,500 from Fortis BC, to be made to a non-profit group....

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We need your yards!

Starting in late summer 2019, we're going to start administering immunocontraceptive (IC) to female deer in Oak Bay. To ensure that we can reach and treat as many deer as possible, we need access to yards—both front and back. If deer frequent your yard and are willing...

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One deer, two deer, three deer…more?

First Oak Bay Preliminary Progress Report It’s been awhile since we last posted – it’s been busy! Since January, our Project Manager, Sandra Frey, along with data analyst Joanna Burger, and our lead scientist Dr. Jason Fisher, finalized a Preliminary Progress Report...

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Not all permits are the same

We share this land not only with native wildlife but also with the Indigenous peoples that reside here. But more than this, the deer around Kimberly, BC don’t belong to the people living in Kimberly, BC. Nor do the deer living in Oak Bay belong to the people of Oak...

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The buck stops here

Your municipal government usually has some budgetary expenses related to urban wildlife management. So why not just get rid of the need for this repeated cost by eradicating deer from within municipal boundaries? Well, it’s not that simple. The BC Provincial...

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The imagery of deer at Christmastime

The imagery of deer is a positive and inspiring across cultures and religions, across our human history. For a detailed look at the history of the symbolism of deer, you can watch this lovely video on the subject. https://vimeo.com/243566568 We wish you all a very...

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Love them or hate them

The issue of urban wildlife management, as in the case of urban deer in Oak Bay, is an extremely divisive issue. Some residents are quite vocal in their desire to have all deer eradicated from within the municipalities that were built within the deer’s native habitat....

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Reducing conflict

We're so sorry to hear about a recent incident in Oak Bay where a cyclist was knocked off her bicycle by a deer protecting his family group. There are many steps we can all take to reduce wildlife conflict in Oak Bay—and across all of Greater Victoria—including...

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Love is in the air!

  Our friends at Watch For Wildlife (W4W) have a reminder for all of us now that it's that time of year again. "That time of year" means rutting time when bucks are looking for romance. Mating season can cause deer to be bolder and less apprehensive of people....

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Research Project Update

We presented and update on our research to Oak Bay Council on Monday night. If you'd like to know how things are progressing, please watch the recording available from the District of Oak Bay website. Our presentation is the 5th item on the agenda, starting at...

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Father’s Day Garden Party Tour

Join us on Sunday, June 17 for a Father’s Day Garden Party Tour. All proceeds from the event will support the BC SPCA’s Wild ARC and the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) for local wildlife care, wildlife research and veterinary services. WHAT’S INCLUDED:...

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