Now that you've publicly launched the Society, what's next?

Our first priority is our Deer Plan Oak Bay Campaign to fund the immuno-contraceptive component of our project. The fundraising target is $50,000. More than $20,000 has been raised to date, plus in-kind donations. This initial funding is allowing UWSS scientists to proceed immediately with acquiring the vaccine and permits, but the remaining funds are needed to obtain other materials and equipment required for the field work. We’re meeting with a variety of scientists, graduate students and wildlife experts. We also hope to start a conversation with Oak Bay Council and the CRD on deer stewardship, moving forward in an ethical, sustainable and humane way.