• Learn about the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society.

  • Help fund a science-based project to reduce deer-human conflict

  • Fawn season means it’s time to slow down.

  • We need your help. Get involved.

  • Slow down & watch for fawns

Science-based deer management

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.

What's new

Esquimalt is demonstrating real leadership in deer management and is modeling best practices with the implementation of a public survey developed by an independent scientist/consultant. Learn more about Esquimalt Residents Asked to Weigh in on Deer.

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How you can help

We’re passionate about long-term leadership to reduce deer-human conflict, but we need your help.


Citizens like you are helping fund this effective, science-based and humane urban deer stewardship. Donate or learn more.

Get involved

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.

Get a sign

Please email info@uwss.ca if you'd like one of our deer traffic warning signs.

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