2017/18 Provincial Urban Deer Cost-Share ProgramMinistry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
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 2017/18. The Province will receive all project proposals and will be responsible for the final funding prioritizations and allocations.
In 2017/18 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:
- encourage effective community-based urban deer planning and communications;
- support high-value projects that will effectively manage urban deer;
- provide learning opportunities through scientifically rigorous research trials;
- partner effectively with local governments and Indian Bands/First Nations in the delivery of urban deer management actions;
- foster a standardized and structured approach to management actions, reporting and monitoring in order to continuously improve ‘best practices’;
- encourage effective communications and information transfer between the provincial and local governments and Indian Bands/First Nations;
- develop effective information and education materials; and
- acquire and loan specialized deer management equipment to local governments and Indian Bands/First Nations.
The program will provide financial support to approved projects that are undertaken from late fall 2017 to March 15, 2018.
Applications may be submitted on or before November 17, 2018. For further information please contact Jeff Morgan, Manager of Fish and Wildlife Policy, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development.