Conservation

The Conservation Officer Service (COS) will be patrolling recreation sites across the province over the long weekend to ensure compliance with social distancing and day-use-only regulations, May 16, 2020. (COS photo)

BC Conservation Officers to patrol recreation sites over long weekend

COs will be monitoring sites for compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines and day-use-only rule

The Conservation Officer Service (COS) will be patrolling recreation sites across the province over the long weekend to ensure compliance with social distancing and day-use-only regulations, May 16, 2020. (COS photo)
Over 2,000 have signed a petition opposing the development of a commercial campground on Vaseux Lake, south of Okanagan Falls. (Change.org)

Stewardship association launches petition opposing campground on South Okanagan lake

Campground will have multiple negative effects, says stewardship association

Over 2,000 have signed a petition opposing the development of a commercial campground on Vaseux Lake, south of Okanagan Falls. (Change.org)
Two boaters on Okanagan Lake were fined Sunday for angling with illegal bait and prohibited gear. (BC Conservation Officer Service/Facebook)

Okanagan boaters fined, gear seized after angling with illegal bait, prohibited gear

On Sunday COs found many individuals fishing against regulations; gear violations, more

Two boaters on Okanagan Lake were fined Sunday for angling with illegal bait and prohibited gear. (BC Conservation Officer Service/Facebook)
Wildlife group The Fur-Bearers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that will assist the BC Conservation Officer Service in its investigation of a bear carcass that was dumped, burned in a Tappen gravel pit. (File photo)

Death of bear dumped, burned in Shuswap gravel pit prompts reward

Wildlife group The Fur-Bearers offers $1,000 for information leading to conviction

Wildlife group The Fur-Bearers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that will assist the BC Conservation Officer Service in its investigation of a bear carcass that was dumped, burned in a Tappen gravel pit. (File photo)
Area of Granby Provincial Park. Image: Google

Conservation officers seek poacher after elk killed in Granby Provincial Park

BC Conservation officers are looking for a distinct vehicle that may have been used in the incident

Area of Granby Provincial Park. Image: Google
Bear shot, later burned in Shuswap gravel pit, sparking B.C. Conservation officers probe

Bear shot, later burned in Shuswap gravel pit, sparking B.C. Conservation officers probe

A black bear killed and dumped in a Tappen gravel pit in mid-April, says BC COS.

Bear shot, later burned in Shuswap gravel pit, sparking B.C. Conservation officers probe
Mali the grizzly bear was relocated to a remote mainland habitat days before it was shot dead. (Facebook/Grizzly Bear Foundation)

Grizzly bear relocated from small island off B.C. coast shot dead in self-defence

Mali, the bear rescued in historic joint efforts, was shot dead in an act of self-defence

Mali the grizzly bear was relocated to a remote mainland habitat days before it was shot dead. (Facebook/Grizzly Bear Foundation)
Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season
Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season
Elk poached and dragged behind truck: BC Conservation

Elk poached and dragged behind truck: BC Conservation

The incident started in Krestova in the West Kootenay

Elk poached and dragged behind truck: BC Conservation
Saanich Pound Inspector Mike Gibson cuddles a small python found in a vacant apartment on Cook Street. (Photo courtesy Const. Markus Anastasiades)

‘Little python’ found in Victoria apartment being cleaned for new renters

Snake taken to CRD Animal Shelter to be claimed

Saanich Pound Inspector Mike Gibson cuddles a small python found in a vacant apartment on Cook Street. (Photo courtesy Const. Markus Anastasiades)
Ducks Unlimited rolled out its Super Beaver Inspector Task Force on April Fool’s Day, 2020. (Ducks Unlimited image)

Super Beaver Task Force: April Fool’s Day joke lightens weight of COVID-19 uncertainty

Ducks Unlimited Canada enlists beavers’ help to protect wetlands in unconventional way

Ducks Unlimited rolled out its Super Beaver Inspector Task Force on April Fool’s Day, 2020. (Ducks Unlimited image)
Power down for an hour this Saturday at 8:30 p.m., for Earth Hour 2020. (Contributed)

Earth Hour 2020 kicks off online Saturday night

Action moves online due to COVID-19

Power down for an hour this Saturday at 8:30 p.m., for Earth Hour 2020. (Contributed)
California Bighorn Sheep are native to Kelowna and live in alpine meadows and foothills near rocky cliffs in the Southern and Central Interior ecoprovinces. (Photo - BC Conservation)

Conservation Officer Service looking for people who killed ram in Kelowna

Conservation officers determined the ram had been shot illegally

California Bighorn Sheep are native to Kelowna and live in alpine meadows and foothills near rocky cliffs in the Southern and Central Interior ecoprovinces. (Photo - BC Conservation)
A moose fell through ice on March 4, 2020 in Fort St. John. B.C. Conservation Officers were quick to help rescue the moose and put it back on solid ground. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service photo)
A moose fell through ice on March 4, 2020 in Fort St. John. B.C. Conservation Officers were quick to help rescue the moose and put it back on solid ground. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service photo)
Coyotes kill dog, chase cyclist in Fraser Valley; B.C. conservation officers issue warning

Coyotes kill dog, chase cyclist in Fraser Valley; B.C. conservation officers issue warning

BC Conservation Officer Service urging people to secure garbage and other attractants

Coyotes kill dog, chase cyclist in Fraser Valley; B.C. conservation officers issue warning
Bald eagle hit by a train in Vanderhoof, taken to the Lower Mainland by BC Conservation Officers. (BCCOS photo)

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Bald eagle hit by a train in Vanderhoof, taken to the Lower Mainland by BC Conservation Officers. (BCCOS photo)
Two elk were rescued in February 2020 by BC Conservation Officer Service members in Smithers, B.C., after the pair became trapped under a collapsed haystack. (Screenshot photo)

VIDEO: B.C. conservation officers, farmer rescue two elk under collapsed haystack

The conservation officers and farmer were surprised to find more than one elk underneath the haystack

Two elk were rescued in February 2020 by BC Conservation Officer Service members in Smithers, B.C., after the pair became trapped under a collapsed haystack. (Screenshot photo)
Jesse Zeman, BCWF director of fish and wildlife restoration, had the original idea to create an app after issues surrounding private land owners blocking access to public land presented themselves. (Photo submitted)

App for reporting poaching, trespassing gains steam in B.C. with 10,000 users

More than 10,000 users have downloaded it since it was introduced in 2016

Jesse Zeman, BCWF director of fish and wildlife restoration, had the original idea to create an app after issues surrounding private land owners blocking access to public land presented themselves. (Photo submitted)
Deer found entangled in lights in Kimberly, B.C. - Image- BC Conservation.

Deer freed in Kimberley after antlers get tangled up in Christmas lights

Conservation officers found the animal in distress and safely tranquilized it

Deer found entangled in lights in Kimberly, B.C. - Image- BC Conservation.
WILDLIFE PROTECTION                                A total of nine conservation projects, including one to manage at-risk wildlife, will receive funding from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. (Design Pics)

Funding approved for conservation projects in South Okanagan and Similkameen

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen provides funds for nine projects

WILDLIFE PROTECTION                                A total of nine conservation projects, including one to manage at-risk wildlife, will receive funding from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen. (Design Pics)