The following CRD notice was forwarded to me by Councillor John Herbert, for information and to encourage any of you who are interested, to please apply to this CRD Advisory Group:

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is seeking 11 representatives of the public to volunteer for a Citizens Advisory Group (CAG). The CAG will be the body that guides the development of the Regional Deer Management Strategy (RDMS). Effectively, the CAG will be tasked with preparing and recommending the management strategy and action plan to address the deer-human conflicts in the region. Their final recommendations will be brought to the CRD Board through the Planning, Transportation and Protective Services Committee (PT&PSC).

The advisory group will include representatives from the Core, Peninsula, West Shore sub regions, with at least three members from the commercial farming sector. Favourable consideration will be given to those who demonstrate knowledge or experience with deer related matters and to First Nations applicants.

Participation is voluntary and members must be prepared for up to five hours of weekly meetings and materials review between April and July 2012, including the reading and comprehension of approximately 200 pages. The Terms of Reference for the group are available online at:

Candidates must possess a strong sense of community, willingness to work respectfully as part of a team and have good communication skills. Potential candidates are invited to submit an application through the CRD website at The deadline for receiving applications is March 30, 2012.

Group members will be recommended by the Planning, Transportation and Protective Services Committee and appointed by the Board. Successful applicants will be notified. Other interested parties may continue to provide feedback through the email address, and request to be added to the contact list to receive on going updates on the process. 

Questions regarding the Citizens Advisory Group or process can be directed to: