Wildlife in Canada is managed at the provincial and territorial level, but municipalities are increasingly forced into creating their own management plans through a lack of funding or attention to community-level issues. Creating science-based, humane regulations and programs for municipalities is possible – and The Fur-Bearers are always ready to help.
If your community is experiencing conflict, requires digital or educational content for residents, or you’re interested in receiving copies of our materials, please email us at email@example.com or call 604-435-1850 and we’d be happy to help you create a community of co-existence.
Creating a wildlife plan
The process of building out a wildlife plan for your municipality – including responses to conflict, by-laws on feeding, educational programs, and even research programs – can bring together the community. Involving local naturalist clubs, college or university classes, non-profits, and, regular community groups will provide a deep well of information and ideas from which a plan can be built. Such a plan can also serve as a quick reference tool for various departments, from roads departments unsure of how to treat a beaver damming a culvert, to who is responsible for what types of calls. Other plans can be a simply listing of who to call when, and external resources accessible to residents. Please find below a short list of communities who have built such plans, and remember that The Fur-Bearers is ready to help in any way you may need!
- Town of Oakville Wildlife Strategy
- City of North Vancouver Bear & Wildlife Awareness
- Coquitlam Wildlife Management
Building by-laws specific to community issues can be not only a matter of enforcement to prevent conflict or reduce problems, but educate residents about the ecological and economic costs of their actions. Below please find a short list of sample by-laws on various wildlife-related issues. The Fur-Bearers have consulted on by-law writing in the past, and would be happy to help your community.
Town of Oakville: Property Standards By-law and Parks By-law (wildlife feeding)
Our webinar series will frequently include speakers and presenters who specialize in areas of wildlife, research, or conflict resolution that can be of interest to municipalities. Click here to see a list of past and upcoming webinars.
Click here to see some of the educational literature that The Fur-Bearers has produced. These are available to communities, and can be co-branded as necessary. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-435-1850 to learn more about accessing these resources for your municipality.