Restricted Funding

Court Awards

HCTF receives the money from certain court awards arising from fish/wildlife/habitat infractions. On occasion, the funding from these awards is restricted to specific locations, species and/or habitats. In these cases, HCTF first looks for a match in our list of currently approved projects. If there is no suitable match, we advertise the awards for our next round of funding.

The table below lists currently available restricted court awards:

RegionHCTF Court Reference #RestrictionAmount
2 139164-1 Funds to be allocated to  in-stream fish habitat enhancement in Byrne Creek. $14,000.00
2 85464 For the conservation of fish or fish habitat in and around the Alouette River watershed $54,000.00
1 34053-1 Funds to be used for Vancouver Island Great Blue Heron enhancement $2,000.00
3 43225 Elk Enhancement in the Kamloops area $6,900.00

How to Apply for Restricted Funding: 

If you think you may have a project that fits the requirements of one of the above, please:

  • Submit an enhancement proposal that meets HCTF’s eligibility criteria through the regular process by November 4, 2016. Please note the HCTF Court reference # in the project title, and
  • Send a brief email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. identifying your project name, proponent name and the restricted court award for which you are applying (use the HCTF Court Reference #).

Please note that applications for restricted funding must go through HCTF’s technical review process along with all other enhancement  proposals.

In some cases – and at the HCTF Board’s discretion –  projects may be granted funding beyond the value of the restricted funding  (i.e., your proposal budget need not be limited to the specific restricted  funding amount listed).

If you  have any questions or want to discuss an idea for a project, please contact Biological and Evaluation Services.