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Living with Wildlife

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) boosts some of the most breathtaking landscapes in BC. Spreading over a vast 16,310 km2 with a relatively small population density, the SLRD and its four member municipalities – Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, and Lillooet -  are situated in both oceanside and mountain communities.  From the wetlands and estuaries in the south, along the Coast Mountain Range and into the western edge of BC’s interior desert landscape in the northeast, the SLRD is prime habit for wildlife.

Understanding how to safely live with wildlife is vital not only for the safety of humans, but also for the animals that call this area home.  Below you will find links to more information on some of common wildlife found throughout the SLRD.

Roadside Wildlife

Wildlife frequently feed alongside the highway or roadways and will often cross these roadways in pursuit of food sources. Motorists and cyclists should be aware at all times and anticipate wildlife. Never stop to view, photograph or feed wildlife. Slowing or stopping to view wildlife on the side of the road creates a hazard for other drivers and habituates wildlife to human presence.  It is important for the safety of all to keep wildlife wary of humans and vehicles.

Resources

In addition to the website links available on the side of this page with more information on related topics, below are some useful brochures produced in partnership with our regional and provincial partners.

Report

To report any human-wildlife conflict or to report illegal hunting activity, call the RAPP (Report All Poachers & Polluters) hotline at 1 877-952-7277 or complete the online form.

 

 

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