Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

City seeks input on proposed wildlife strategy

The City of Ottawa is seeking input from residents on its proposed wildlife strategy before final recommendations are made to Council.  The proposed wildlife strategy aims to prevent and resolve human-wildlife conflicts by taking a balanced and humane approach to wildlife management and includes recommendations for education, outreach, planning and management.

The proposed wildlife strategy was developed in response to an increasing need for consistent and effective responses to human-wildlife conflicts in all areas of the city. Ottawa has a unique wildlife challenge due to its large size and its diverse landscape of urban and rural settlements, farmlands and high-quality natural habitats.

The wildlife strategy recommendations reflect extensive discussions between City staff, residents, wildlife experts and agencies such as the Ministry of Natural Resources and the National Capital Commission.

The strategy will be considered by the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, then City Council.

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