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- Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society
Box #157 - 2017 Cadboro Bay Road
Victoria, BC V8R 5G4
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Who we are
- A Greater Victoria citizen-led, non-profit society of deer biologists, educators, retired wildlife managers and working professionals.
- Our science advisory group includes University of Victoria and Camosun College scientists.
- Committed to evidence-based and sustainable, non-lethal solutions to human-deer conflict in urban areas.
As the UWSS/Oak Bay project progresses (please see links below), we will be keeping the community informed of our activities and progress. Once we begin GPS collaring deer, we will also be asking residents to report deer sightings and continue to take and submit photographs and locations. In the next few weeks we will be setting up a page on our website to report such information. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay informed by following our blog.
How you can help
We’re passionate about long-term leadership to reduce deer-human conflict, but we need your help.
From hosting events to delivering flyers, we need your help. Learn about volunteer opportunities.
Become a citizen scientist
The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) is doing a photo inventory of urban deer in Oak Bay. Learn how to get involved with this citizen scientist project.
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The Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) is a new citizen-led organization formed following the 2015 lethal deer cull in the municipality of Oak Bay, part of greater Victoria, BC, Canada.
The UWSS consists of deer biologists, educators, professional communicators, retired senior public servants and working professionals, mostly from Oak Bay.
We believe there are effective and sustainable, non-lethal solutions to human-deer conflicts in Oak Bay, the CRD and other urban areas.
A humane solution to human-deer conflict
Our immediate objective is to implement an immunocontraceptive program to steward the deer population in Oak Bay in a proper way. Read the FAQs to learn more about this.
We will also conduct a scientific deer count and work with local governments and other organizations to build public awareness on how to co-exist with urban deer.
To achieve our objectives, we're seeking financial support from citizens in Oak Bay, the CRD and beyond.
The funds will cover the costs of the immunocontraceptive program, including the vaccine, permits, equipment and salaries.
Be part of innovative leadership
We have the range of skills and experience to implement this science-based approach to the stewardship of urban deer.
In contrast to a cull, our activities will be community-building by engaging citizens and implementing ethical and humane solutions in a transparent and accountable way.
This is an opportunity for Oak Bay and the CRD to be innovative leaders on an issue faced by other urban centres across North America.
The UWSS is a registered non-profit society. The missing element to make this happen is you!