Tue, 5 May 2015

Clearcut Connectivity Project Receives Silver Award

It was with great pride that HCTF presented its 2014 Silver Award to Dr. Tom Sullivan at the recent BC Trappers Association (BCTA) AGM & Convention in 100 Mile House. Dr. Sullivan received the award in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by his HCTF-funded project, Enhancing Marten and Weasel Habitat on Clearcuts. The project examined whether debris from clearcuts shaped into windrows could provide important habitat for small mammals, thereby mitigating some of the impacts of this forestry practice: you can read more about the project here . Congratulations, Tom, on this well-deserved accolade!

The Silver Award was presented at the convention by HCTF Board member Don Wilkins. Don was recently appointed as the BCTA representative on the HCTF Board, replacing Mike Green, who regrettably had to resign for health reasons.

Our sincere thanks to the BCTA event organizers for providing us with time on the agenda to present the award, and for allowing us to share some of the great work being funded with their members’ licence surcharges.

The next HCTF Silver Award winner will be decided following this year’s Fisheries Evaluation Workshop.