Tue, 12 Dec 2017

Some More of Our Favourite 2017 Photo Contest Entries


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Following the announcement of our 2017 photo contest winners, here are some more of our favourite entries.


Otter in the Rain (above) and Mountain Bluebird (below) – Adam Wang

Adam photographed this otter during a thunderstorm in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC and the mountain bluebird was photographed foraging on the beach in Boundary Bay Regional Park. “It was a rare sighting in that area,” says Adam. © Adam Wang




Northern Pygmy Owl and Water Vole – Devon Yu

The photographer of this year’s winning photo also sent us this image of a Northern Pygmy Owl after a successful hunt in Coquitlam, BC. © Devon Yu

Trout for Two – Ryan Cunningham

Ryan sent us this adorable photo of his two children out fishing in the Cariboo. Their facial expressions and hands indicate the siblings have different feelings about the experience! © Ryan Cunningham

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Mon, 27 Nov 2017

HCTF Photo Contest Winners Announced

HCTF has announced the winners of its 2017 photo contest.

Mon, 6 Nov 2017

Supplement to Green Legacies Guide now available

It should be on the shelf of every concerned donor and philanthropic advisor”. (Frank Minton, internationally-renowned gift planner and advisor, about the Green Legacies Guide)

The updated Green Legacies: A Donor’s Guide for BC provides a wealth of information for both professional advisors and individuals contemplating gifts to benefit the environment. A new Supplement has just been released, highlighting changes brought about by the past two Federal budgets. The Guide (commonly known as the ‘Green Legacies Guide’) and Supplement are available for download together here. Although it is written specifically for British Columbia donors, most of the information is applicable throughout Canada. For more information about the Guide, please contact Natasha van Bentum, CFRE of Give Green Canada by email vanbentum@gmail.com or Paul McNair, Land Trust Alliance of BC paulmcnair@landtrustalliance.bc.ca.

Wed, 1 Nov 2017

RFP: Social Media Services

We are seeking an experienced contractor to create, monitor and assist with the management of HCTF’s social media accounts.

Wed, 1 Nov 2017

HCTF-McCubbing Scholarship Winners Announced


The inaugural winners of the HCTF McCubbing Scholarships were announced today at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby, BC.

Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program students Jessie Chestnut and Erin Sowerby Greene and Ecological Restoration students Alecia Lannan and Ryan Lee were each awarded a $5000 scholarship to assist with the completion of their studies at BCIT. The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) created the scholarships in memory of Don McCubbing, a fisheries biologist who passed away in 2015. Don’s legacy of academic and professional achievements in fisheries biology and habitat restoration included many scientific publications and innovations in fisheries management. Don strongly believed in educating and training the next generation of fisheries biologists through practical field work and technical skills training. He volunteered time training students at BCIT, an institution he believed was a leader in teaching field biology, specifically the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation and Ecological Restoration programs, where students gained practical field experience in fisheries management and habitat restoration. For several years, Don also participated in HCTF’s Fisheries Technical Review Committee and brought a wealth of practical experience and science based decision making to the project review process.

HCTF congratulates all of this year’s scholarship winners, and wishes them success as they pursue careers conserving fish and fish habitat in BC.

Tue, 31 Oct 2017

HCTF is Hiring

HCTF is looking for a Conservation Grants Specialist to join our team. The Conservation Grants Specialist is instrumental in administering our grants application process. They also participate in the grant and project evaluation process, manage our proposal-tracking database, and contribute to other technical assignments related to program delivery. For more details, please see our Careers webpage.