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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.

= required information. If you click "Submit" without entering all the required information you may lose some of your entry.
Observer Information:

*Note: any personal information is not required and will not be distributed. If you would like help determining the species, or if you observed something unusual or significant and you consent to being contacted by a provincial species specialist, please provide your name, phone number, and/or email.

First Name: Phone:
Last Name: Email:
Location Information:

If you have the coordinates from a Global Positioning System (GPS) enter them below:
UTM Zone:  
(in NAD 83)
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?