Invasive Mussel Monitoring

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) created a new granting program to fund invasive mussel monitoring in British Columbia’s lakes and rivers. This program is made possible by a $450,000 contribution from BC’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV).


2019 Application Information 

For more information about this program, please begin by reviewing the Invasive Mussels Lake Monitoring Fund Program Guidelines.

If you would like to apply for funding under this program, you will need to complete Part 1 and 2 of the application form. Applications are due by 4:30 pm PST on January 28th, 2019.

Please read the instructions carefully before beginning your application.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV) has updated and released a new version of the British Columbia Dreissenid Mussel Lake Monitoring Field Protocol which describes in detail the protocol that must be followed when collecting samples with funding from this program. The Field Protocol document also describes the risk assessment criteria for water bodies that forms the basis of Part 2 of the application. The protocol has had significant updates since 2018, so be sure to review carefully.

For questions about the Field Protocol, please contact Martina Beck at or 250-208-6520.

For any questions on this granting program, please contact Christina Waddle, Conservation Specialist at or 250-940-3011. 






The following organizations were approved for Invasive Mussel Monitoring Grants in 2018:

  • Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society
  • Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance
  • Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council
  • Fraser Valley Invasive Species Society
  • Lillooet Regional Invasive Species Society
  • Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
  • East Kootenay Invasive Species Council
  • Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (Cariboo)
  • Skeena Fisheries Commission
  • Northwest Invasive Plant Council
  • Boundary Invasive Species Society
  • Christina Lake Stewardship Society
  • Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society