Environmental Stewardship

The Resort Municipality of Whistler works hard to protect and maintain Whistler’s natural environment, its biodiversity, and the health of the community.


Learn about Whistler’s wildlife management programs and what to do when you encounter wildlife.

Biodiversity and habitat

Whistler’s air, water, forests, and inhabitants work together to create a balanced environment for the community.

Climate action and energy

Now is the time to take action to protect our climate and future. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to help.

Drinking water and solid waste

Learn about Whistler’s drinking water and wastewater systems, as well as the options for recycling and solid waste diversion and disposal.

Solid waste

Community members play an important role, along with the Resort Municipality of Whistler to protect Whistler’s ecosystems.

Policy, permits and regulations

Learn about the policies and regulations that help keep Whistler’s natural environment intact.

Wildlife Alerts 

The Wildsafe BC Wildlife Alert Reporting Program map provides updates on wildlife sightings and the response of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) and other agencies. 

  • Check the map for wildlife activity, encounters and responses by the Conservation Officer Service in Whistler or other parts of B.C. Species that are included are black bears, grizzlies, bobcats, cougars, coyotes, and more.
  • You can also sign up for email or Facebook alerts for specific alert locations (e.g. Whistler or your neighbourhood in Whistler).

Note: Wildlife incidents that are reported to the COS without a specific address are entered on the map with a generic “Whistler Village” location.


Luisa Burhenne
Manager, Climate & Environment

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