Trialing of non-lethal methods to manage the movement of invasive deer in support of Sidney Island Restoration Project (SIERP)

Parks Canada will undertake trials during the fall and winter of 2021-22 to determine the most effective and practical methods to manage the movement of invasive deer between regions of Sidney Island, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. The trials are intended to inform the selection of best available techniques for the proposed future eradication of invasive fallow deer. Activities involved in trials are non-lethal and will be limited to testing configuration of temporary fencing and gates, wildlife cameras, and noise/scent deterrents, all of which will be employed temporarily across the island.

The anticipated effects and mitigation for this scope of work are well understood and thus impacts to natural and cultural resources present on the island are expected to be minimal. A Basic Impact Assessment will be undertaken by Parks Canada to address potential impacts resulting from the trialing of methods and techniques. Note that future proposals related to deer management will incorporate the results of these trials, and will be planned and evaluated in subsequent impact assessment processes.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

October 29, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from September 29 to October 29, 2021 - September 29, 2021

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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
2220 Harbour Road
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2P6
Telephone: 250-654-4000 or 1-866-944-1744
Fax: 250-654-4014

  • Location

    • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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