Crop & Livestock Loss or Damage Due to Wildlife

Agriculture producers can get compensation due to wildlife damage to some harvested and unharvested crops by enrolling in the Agriculture Wildlife Program.

Only losses caused by the following wildlife, which are not held in captivity will be considered:

  • Bison
  • Bear
  • Cranes
  • Deer
  • Elk
  • Moose
  • Mountain sheep
  • Waterfowl

Eligibility

Compensation may be restricted to agriculture producers who follow best management practices in crop loss prevention. Agriculture producers must provide proof of:

  • BC Assessment Farm Status
  • Private land ownership and/or lease confirmation along with a tax reporting number for any potential payments

Although purchasing crop insurance is encouraged, it is not a requirement for enrollment in the Agriculture Wildlife Program. If you purchase crop insurance you will automatically be enrolled. 

Local Contacts

Location Toll-Free Phone Local Phone
Abbotsford 1 888 221-7141 604 556-3001
Cranbrook N/A 250 489-8507
Dawson Creek 1 877 772-2200 250 784-2236
Ft. St. John 1 888 822-1345 250 787-3240
Kamloops 1 888 823-3355 250 828-4506
Kelowna 1 888 332-3352 250 712-3797
Oliver 1 888 812-8811 250 498-5250
Vernon 1 877 702-5585 250 260-3000
Williams Lake 1 800 474-6133 250 398-4500

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