Wed, 3 Apr 2013

HCTF Launches New Website

We’ve got a new look for our website! New features include a blog and profiles of HCTF projects. We’ve reorganized some of our content, so you may need to update your bookmarks: if you need assistance finding anything, you can try the search bar at the top of the screen, or contact our communications officer. We’d love to hear your feedback!

Wed, 3 Apr 2013

Burrard Inlet Restoration Program: Approved Projects

Six projects were approved for seed funding under the Burrard Inlet Restoration Program (BIRP) in the first proposal intake: you can download a list of sucessful projects here. The next deadline for BIRP proposals will be June 30, 2013. HCTF On-Line will be open for submissions after June 1st.

Tue, 12 Mar 2013

2013-14 Preliminary List of Approved Projects

The preliminary list of approved HCTF Enhancement & Restoration projects is available here. Please note these projects are approved in principle only and may have funding conditions and or budget adjustments. You will receive official notification of your project’s funding status as well as the reviewer’s comments and any funding conditions in the next few weeks.

Sun, 10 Mar 2013

HCTF Recognized at Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary Event

HCTF partner Ducks Unlimited Canada is celebrating 75 years of working to conserve critical wetlands. On March 9th, Ducks hosted a Diamond Signature Event in honour of its anniversary, and presented HCTF with a beautiful pair of hand-carved decoys in recognition of the Foundation’s contribution to their work.

Board member Dr. Ken Ashley accepted the accolade on behalf of HCTF. “The conservation successes achieved through the partnership of our two organizations exemplify the outstanding results that can be achieved through wildlife resource users investing in habitat,” said Dr. Ashley. ”Through DUC’s continued dedication to the protection and enhancement of wetlands, HCTF has found a long-term, valuable partner in conservation, and we hope to continue that relationship to the benefit of wetlands for many years to come.”

Since 1981, Ducks and HCTF have collaborated on dozens of wetland preservation and enhancement projects throughout BC. From Delkatla Slough on the Queen Charlotte Islands to Boundary Lake in the Peace Region, to the Codd Island wetland in the Lower Mainland and the Hoodoo property in the East Kootenays, you can find the results of joint DUC/HCTF investments in virtually every part of the province. Both organizations were among the founding members of both the Pacific Estuary Conservation Program and the BC Trust for Public Lands. Together, we continue to be leaders in on-the ground wetlands conservation through the Wetland Partnership Program. Over the past ten years, HCTF has contributed approximately $2.5 M to this program, funding wetland acquisitions, stewardship projects and site restoration activities.


Sun, 3 Mar 2013

Thank You!

This weekend, HCTF said farewell to three of its board members, whose appointments are coming to a close at the beginning of April. Andrew Wilson, Dave Hatler and Anna Fontana all received a framed wildlife photo by Jared Hobbs in appreciation of their contribution to the Foundation.

Both Anna and Dave had been members of the HCTF Board since 2000, an incredible 13 years of volunteering their knowledge and expertise to benefit HCTF’s conservation work. Andrew was a more recent addition to the Board, but his contribution as HCTF’s long-standing chair of the Fisheries Technical Review Committee has been invaluable. Our sincere thanks to all three of these individuals, and best of luck in all your future pursuits!

Thu, 28 Feb 2013

Acquisition Proposal Deadline March 31st

sage sparrow grasslands

The application deadline for 2013-14 HCTF Acquisition proposals is March 31st at 4:30 PST. See our Acquisition Grant page for information on how to apply.


Above: Sage and Sparrow Grasslands, South Okanagan. HCTF contributed $300,000 to the purchase of this important conservation property by NCC.