Cranbrook Council Supports Grant Application for East Kootenay Urban Deer Translocation Trial

Cranbrook City Council has endorsed a $22,848 grant application to the B.C. Government for funding of the East Kootenay Urban Deer Translocation Trial.

Ian Adams with DBA Larix Ecological Consulting is the lead on the East Kootenay Urban Deer Translocation Trial, asking the City of Cranbrook for funding support as the grant funding source bacn only be made available to municipalities.

The grant application is for $22,848 from the Urban Deer Cost-Share Program.

"The funds would allow contract biologists to complete a full scientific report on comparisons between translocated urban mule deer and GPS radio-collared non-urban mule deer," said the City of Cranbrook's Council Report.

DBA Larix Ecological Consulting would be responsible for all program reporting required by the B.C. Government, with the City of Cranbrook directing the funds to DBA Larix Ecological Consulting if the grant application is successful.

There would be no financial impact to the City of Cranbrook, as the municipality would hold back 5% of the funding if successful in order to cover any administration costs.

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