For fish and wildlife to thrive, British Columbians need to feel informed about and connected to BC’s natural assets, its biodiversity and its conservation challenges. To achieve this, HCTF funds projects and programs that increase British Columbian’s participation in environmental stewardship, education and responsible use.

Current Project Map

Want to see what HCTF-funded projects are happening in your community?

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Citizen Science Participation

Citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research and is an integral part of some HCTF-funded projects.

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PCAF Grants

The Public Conservation Assistance Fund (PCAF) provides small grants to organizations and individuals who have a conservation project in mind but need financial help to make it happen.

Each year since 1974, the Province of BC and the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation provide approximately $150,000 in PCAF grants to help implement on-the-ground conservation work, with a particular focus on hands-on, community-based, and public awareness initiatives. More than 1000 such projects have been carried out under the program so far.

Learn About PCAF

Community Resources

The Resource Room

The Resource Room section of the HCTF Education site houses a collection of environmental and educational resources, links and materials that can be downloaded, viewed and/or purchased through our online store. This includes:

  • Nature guides and educational workbooks
  • Free library of lesson plans and information for download
  • Educational support resources and kits

Resource Room