Applications for Urban Deer Management Funding

The Provincial Urban Deer Cost Share Program provides local governments or First Nations with funds to help address urban deer management challenges through operational or research projects. The program application is now available.

The Province has worked with UBCM to develop a new urban deer cost management cost-sharing funding program. The Province will make up to $100,000 (in total) available to local governments or First Nations through shared cost agreements in 2018/19. The Province will receive all project proposals and will be responsible for the final funding prioritizations and allocations.

In 2018/19 the Program is intended to support ‘ready to go’ projects that are consistent with community-based planning processes.

The Provincial Urban Deer Cost-Share Program will fund priority projects that:

  • address human-deer conflict in areas where traditional deer management techniques are not appropriate;
  • are consistent with objectives that have been developed through a community-based planning process;
  • have a resolution of support from the local government’s council or board or Indian Band’s/First Nation’s chief and council;
  • are compliant with all applicable laws and by-laws and adequately manage all human safety, environmental and animal welfare risks.;
  • are in accordance with a permit issued under the Wildlife Act (or any other statute);
  • are technically sound, feasible and commit to reporting;
  • are scientifically rigorous (if a research project); and
  • provide matching funds (from the local government, First Nation or any partners).

The program will provide financial support to approved projects that are undertaken from late fall 2018 to March 15, 2019.

Applications may be submitted on or before November 14, 2018.

For further information please contact Penny Lloyd, Manager of Regulation and Legislative Reform, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development.

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