INVESTING IN BC CONSERVATION SINCE 1981

The Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund (CHRF) is managed by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation for the purpose of restoring high-value habitat for caribou in BC using functional and ecological restoration methods. The CHRF is made possible by a $2 million grant from the Province of British Columbia to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

The first public intake for caribou habitat restoration proposals seeking CHRF funding closed on January 11th, 2019. Eleven projects were approved for funding, including:

Kotcho Lake Restoration Area (Project #6-284)

    • Project led by the Fort Nelson First Nation Lands Office
    • North East region (approximately 80 km northeast of Fort Nelson)
    • This project is designed to benefit the Snake-Sahtahneh caribou herd by limiting predator use of legacy seismic lines and using revegetation to increase habitat suitability for caribou.
    • For more information, contact Katherine Capot-Blanc, Fort Nelson First Nation Lands Office Email capotblanc@fnnation.ca Phone: 250-774-6313

Tweedsmuir‐Entiako Caribou Lichen Restoration Area (Project #6-284)

    • Project led by the Society for Ecological Restoration in Northern British Columbia (SERNbc)
    • Skeena Region (100 km south of Burns Lake)
    • This project is designed to benefit the Tweedsmuir‐Entiako caribou herd by seeding lichen fragments over 50 ha in areas impacted by Chelaslie
    • For more information, contact Marc Steynen, SERNbc
      Email Steynen@sernbc.ca Phone: 250-643-3433

Caribou Flats (Project #7-531)

    • Project led by Chu Cho Environmental LLP
    • Omineca Region (165 km south west of Tsay Keh Dene)
    • This project is designed to benefit the Chase caribou herd by restoring 10 km of forestry roads using functional and ecological restoration techniques.
    • For more information, contact Sean Rapai, Chu Cho Environmental LLP.
      Email Sean@chuchoenvironmental.com Phone: 226-203-0703

Clisbako Caribou Rehabilitation Project (Project #5-317)

    • Project led by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MFLNRORD)
    • Cariboo Region (20 km from the community of Kluskus )
    • This project is designed to benefit Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou herd by rehabilitating roads to reduce predator travel efficiency.
    • For more information, contact Christine Unghy, MFLNRORD
      Email Christine.unghy@gov.bc.ca Phone: 250-991-7274

Whitesail Reach (Project #6-282)

    • Project led by the Society for Ecological Restoration in Northern British Columbia (SERNbc)
    • Skeena Region (80 km south of Houston)
    • This project is designed to benefit Tweedsmuir‐Entiako herd by clearing debris from the shore line of calving islands on Whitesail Lake.
    • For more information, contact Marc Steynen, SERNbc
      Email Steynen@sernbc.ca Phone: 250-643-3433

Amoco Road Restoration (Project #7-528)

    • Project led by the Nîkanêse Wah tzee Stewardship Society
    • North East Region (56 km west of Chetwynd)
    • This project is designed to benefit the Moberly (Klinse-Za) and Scott caribou herds using functional restoration treatments on a road built for oil and gas exploration.

Ulkatcho (Project #5-318)

    • Project led by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MFLNRORD)
    • Cariboo Region (~30 km south east of Anahim Lake)
    • Designed to benefit the Itcha-Ilgachuz herd by rehabilitating roads to deter predator movement.
    • For more information, contact Ayrilee McCoubrey, MFLNRORD
      Email Ayrilee.McCoubrey@gov.bc.ca Phone: 250-398-4574

Black Creek/Pickell Creek Area (Project #7-526)

    • Project led by Blueberry River First Nation
    • North East Region (140 km north of Fort St. John)
    • This project is designed to benefit the Chinchaga caribou herd by restoring legacy seismic lines.
    • For more information, contact Jane Calvert, Blueberry River First Nations
      Email jcalvert@blueberryfn.ca Phone: 250-630-2584

Adams Groundhog Road Rehabilitation & Reforestation (Project #3-422)

    • Project led by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources and Rural Development
    • Thompson Region (Upper Adams River Valley)
    • This project is designed to benefit the Groundhog caribou herdthrough forestry road rehabilitation and treatment of cutblocks.
    • For more information, contact Doug Lewis, MFLNRORD
      Email w.lewis@gov.bc.ca Phone: 250-371-6245

Otter (Project #7-530)

    • Project led by Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
    • Omineca Region (NE of Prince George)
    • This project is designed to benefit the Hart Ranges caribou herdby rehabilitating approximately 6 km of road, restoring connectivity between two areas of intact habitat.
    • For more information, contact Kari Stuart-Smith, Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
      Email stuart-smith@canfor.com Phone: 250-426-9380

Tumuch (Project #7-534)

    • Project led by Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
    • Omineca Region (SE of Prince George)
    • This project is designed to benefit the North Cariboo caribou herdthrough the rehabilitation of over 12 km of road.
    • For more information, contact Kari Stuart-Smith, Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
      Email kari.stuart-smith@canfor.com Phone: 250-426-9380

 

We anticipate the next intake for caribou habitat restoration proposals will open in fall of 2019. We will announce the opening on our website, e-newsletter and social media channels.

 

Thank you for your interest in applying for funding for caribou habitat restoration projects. We anticipate the next intake for caribou habitat restoration proposals will open in fall of 2019. We will announce the opening on our website, e-newsletter and social media channels.

Go to Grants

Please note that your project’s final approval is subject to you (or you organization) entering into a Conditional Grant Agreement with HCTF. In the weeks following the receipt of your preliminary approval letter, you will be mailed two copies of a conditional grant agreement and an accompanying checklist. Please read your grant agreement carefully, and complete all requirements on the checklist before returning to HCTF. Questions? Please contact our Finance Officer.

  • Project Change Requests

    If circumstances have changed and your approved project requires modifications from your original proposal in terms of objectives, activities/methodology, or budget allocation, you must submit a written request to HCTF using the Project Change Request Form. Please submit completed requests to karen.barry@hctf.ca. Depending on the nature of your request, it will be reviewed by either HCTF staff or an appropriate technical review committee.

  • Contract Extensions

    If you are unable to complete your project within the fiscal year of your Conditional Grant Agreement (April 1 through March 31st, unless otherwise specified), you will need to request a Contract Extension (also known as a Carry-Over) to extend your Agreement into the next fiscal. The annual deadline for contract extension requests is February 15th: please complete the Contract Extension Request Form and email it to reporting@hctf.ca.

    Please note that even though activities and expenditures will occur in the following fiscal year, they will still be invoiced and reported on under the original Agreement. The Grant Report (see below) will be due when that year’s activities are complete.

  • Acknowledgement of HCTF and the Province of British Columbia

    The support provided by HCTF and the Province of BC must be acknowledged in any publicity issued, printed or distributed, including signs, displays, reports, announcements, articles, press releases, or media interviews. Please include the following statement on any published materials:

    “We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development”

    Full information on HCTF communications guidelines and copies of the HCTF logo are available here.

Report forms for projects funded under this programs will be posted here when available. Contact Shannon West with questions.

Email Shannon West

Caribou Project Profiles

Hands-on conservation at the Klinse-Za caribou maternity pen

Province Grants $2 million to create Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund