All BC Government Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

Wildlife Incidental Observations Form (WIOF)

Observations submitted from this form will be accessible by the Wildlife Species Inventory, BC Conservation Data Centre, BC Frogwatch, and BC Wildlife Health programs. All Incidental Observations collected and submitted to the Province will become the exclusive property of the Province.

= required information. If you click "Submit" without entering all the required information you may lose some of your entry.
Data Submission Authority:
By clicking this box you are agreeing that all data and information has been collected legally, the collection of this data and information has not violated any provincial or federal statutes, and if collected on private land you have permission from the landowner to submit to the Province, which may result in the information being publicly available.
Observer Information:

Personal information is collected per section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will not be distributed.

You may be contacted by a provincial biologist if you observed an unusual or significant species.

Note that the Conservation Data Centre (responsible for mapping and assessing the extinction risk of species and ecosystem in BC) can only use this observation if your name and contact information are included.*
First name: Phone:
Last name: Email:
Location Information:

Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates:
UTM Zone:  
(in NAD 83 or WGS 84)
Land Information:

The next four questions are optional, but if you can provide any of the following information it will be valuable for analysis.

HABITAT. Describe the dominant plants or any special features at the location.
LANDOWNER TYPE (select from pick-list):  
LANDSCAPE CONTEXT. Describe the surrounding area and adjacent land.
For example, disturbance, habitat fragmentation, adjacency to roads, proximity to urban areas or development, agricultural area, etc.
CONDITION. Condition is a measure of the quality of the habitat or area.
Some factors to consider are threats like direct destruction, habitat degradation, disturbance, presence of exotic species.

Select One:
Was it a live/healthy animal?
Was it a sick, injured, or dead animal?
Was it a plant or a group of plants?