Above: Barn swallow and chicks in nest. Photo: TexasEagle   The Sunshine Coast Wildlife Project is asking for the community’s help in monitoring populations of two threatened wildlife groups: swallows and bats. Both groups often live in proximity to humans.    The Barn Swallow was once one of world’s most widespread and common birds, but has […]

The eighth World Recreational Fishing Conference is happening next week in Victoria. As Official Education Sponsor for the event, HCTF is happy to be sponsoring four BC post-secondary students to attend the conference. They are:   Midoli Bresch Midoli is a MRM Candidate at Simon Fraser University. She was born and raised in north eastern […]

2017 Photo Contest Now Open

  • Monday, 10 July 2017

  The HCTF photo contest is back! If you’ve captured a spectacular image of BC’s wildlife, freshwater fish, natural landscapes, or a photo of people participating in activities that connect them to nature, you could enter to win this year’s grand prize of a $500 VISA gift card. For full contest information, official rules and digital […]

Fish and wildlife will receive an extra boost next year from a new fund explicitly for conservation projects on the northern half of Vancouver Island. The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) has announced it will begin accepting applications for the $350,000 North Island Conservation Fund starting this fall. HCTF CEO Brian Springinotic said the Foundation […]

Bat Counters Wanted

  • Thursday, 25 May 2017

The BC Community Bat Program is seeking volunteers and bat colonies for the Annual Bat Count. This citizen-science initiative encourages residents to count bats at local roost sites. “Bat counts are a wonderful way for residents to get involved in collecting important scientific information” says biologist Mandy Kellner, coordinator of the BC Community Bat Program. […]