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HCTF provides grants for fish and wildlife conservation projects across BC

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Delivers environmental education programming, grants and special projects province-wide

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Visit HCTF at the BC Boat and Sportsmen’s Show
  The BC Boat and Sportsmen’s Show is happening March 3, 4, 5 at Tradex in Abbotsford. HCTF will be at booth #514 to talk about some of the amazing conservation projects and programs that are funded through surcharges on fishing and hunting licences. We’ve got two passes to the show (value $14/each) to give away to the first person who emails shannon.west@hctf.cawith the answer to the following question: HCTF began as the Habitat Conservation Fund in what year? The answer can be f...
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WANTED: Reports of BC Bats in Winter, Dead or Alive
White Nose Syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease responsible for the death of millions of bats in eastern North America, has moved to the west coast and was confirmed in Washington State in 2016. This is very worrisome for the health of bat populations in British Columbia, with near 100% mortality for some species of bats exposed to the fungus. Although devastating for bats, WNS does not affect humans. The BC Community Bat Program in collaboration with the BC government is requesting the public’s h...
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Two Weeks Until GO Grant Deadline
  Attention teachers - the application deadline for GO Grants is February 15th. Apply now for a grant to help get your class outside this spring, learning about nature in nature! Educators can apply for up to $600/class or $3500/school to pay for bus transportation, project materials, and leader/program fees for outdoor environmental learning experiences – full grant criteria and links to application forms are available here. For more information, contact HCTF Education at 250-940-9786 or...
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Meet Our New Conservation Specialist
We are thrilled to be starting 2017 with a new staff member! Christina Waddle has joined HCTF as our Conservation Specialist. This is a new position at HCTF, created to help administer our growing investments in conservation lands management, as well as our acquisition and fisheries operations & maintenance granting programs. Christina has a wealth of experience in both administration and conservation lands management. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree with the University of Manito...
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Thank you to the anglers, hunters, trappers and guide outfitters of British Columbia, whose contribution to conservation in this province will ensure that its spectacular wildlife and habitats are enjoyed and appreciated by generations to come.