in the Vancouver Island Region focuses on both game species and non-game
species. The Regional Office in Nanaimo is responsible for wildlife
management on Vancouver Island and portions of the Mainland Coast.
Some examples of work conducted in the office include:
applied research and
on regionally important wildlife species in Region 1
the Wildlife Act of British Columbia;
in the preparation of the hunting and trapping regulations and
all hunting synopses. For more detailed information regarding
'Hunting and Trapping in British Columbia, click here;
the process for licenses and permits;
and analyzing hunter and harvest data;
and coordinating Wildlife Program's input to the treaty negotiation
values associated with wildlife-related activities such as hunting,
viewing and trapping;
information to the public, decision-makers, staff and others;
- Members of
the Wildlife Program work with the staff of the Habitat Conservation
Trust Foundation (HCTF) in its efforts to restore, improve and protect
wildlife habitat. Wildlife staff work closely with the staff of
Wild BC, an environmental education program administered by HCTF
that provides a wide range of environmental educational programs
and resources to teachers and outdoor educators. Wildlife staff
also work with Naturescape British Columbia, a program that encourages
restoration, preservation, and enhancement of wildlife habitat
in our urban and rural landscapes.
For detailed information about the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Wild BC, and
Naturescape British Columbia, click
and Trapping Synopsis is a summary of the B.C. hunting and trapping
regulations made under the Wildlife Act (British Columbia)
that has been prepared for the convenience of hunters and trappers.
The Hunting and Trapping Synopsis sets out general hunting information,
summarizes important hunting regulations, and defines the open seasons,
with maps indicating no hunting, no shooting and other closed areas.
The synopsis is in PDF format that requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To view the synopsis and download Acrobat Reader, click