BC Parks is looking for volunteers to help with their peregrine falcon monitoring program that runs each year from March to July. From a couple of easily-accessible locations which provide a good view of the Chief, volunteers use binoculars and spotting scopes to monitor the face of the Chief for falcon activity. Volunteers can do this on their own and on their own time (and if you live in Valleycliffe even from your own backyard!).
Peregrine Falcons (anatum subspecies; Special Concern on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act) regularly nest on rock ledges on the Stawamus Chief. Peregrine Falcons are sensitive to human disturbance during nesting, which can reduce nesting success.
If a nest is located, adjacent climbing routes are closed until monitoring suggests that all chicks have left the nest.
(This post has been updated. Original post published 10 Mar 2016)