Reducing Wildlife Conflicts

The District of Coldstream is home to many wildlife habitats and the District's Wildlife Feeding and Attractant Regulations Bylaw aims to reduce wildlife conflict by preventing access to human derived food sources. This Bylaw compliments the Wildlife Regulation Act, which is the foundation and authority for conserving and managing all wildlife in British Columbia.

Wildlife Feeding and Attractant Regulations Bylaw

The Wildlife Act expressly prohibits the feeding and attraction of dangerous wildlife, and the District's Bylaw supports this by regulating the feeding of wildlife that are not defined as dangerous.

By minimizing human-wildlife interactions, we can help wildlife populations thrive in the wild and reduce incidents of the destruction of animals. Check out the great learning resources below for information on how you can prevent conflict with wildlife.

A wildlife attractant is:
  • food or food waste;
  • a carcass or part of a carcass of an animal or fish or other meat;
  • grease, oil, antifreeze, paint, and petroleum products;
  • compost other than grass clippings, leaves, or branches; or
  • any other waste or refuse that could attract or is likely to attract wildlife.

Penalties may apply to those who contravene the Wildlife Feeding and Attractant Regulations Bylaw.