The HCTF Fisheries Operations and Maintenance Program provides funding to the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development for the operations and maintenance of infrastructure initially funded, whole or in part, by HCTF Enhancement and Restoration Grant funding. Examples include the operations and maintenance of lake aeration systems, spawning channels and dams/diversions.

This program is limited to established projects. Application forms are provided directly to proponents for each regional project. For more information, contact Barb von Sacken at or 250-940-3013.

The Fisheries O&M annual project report is due to HCTF by April 15th each year. Please note: if you are able to submit your report prior to the April 15th deadline, we highly encourage you to do so! This will allow us to get you your final payment sooner, by cheque or electronic fund transfer.

Report forms are customized for each project will be provided by email in late February or early March. Report forms are due by April 15th each year.

The HCTF Fisheries O&M program does allow some flexibility for project leaders to make changes to their projects but certain amendments do require pre-approval from HCTF. Please read the following to determine whether or not you will need to contact HCTF prior to making project changes:

  • If you want to move money within your project in the current fiscal year: As long as you are moving money from an activity & site approved in the proposal to a different activity & site approved in the proposal, you do not require pre-approval from HCTF. We will be able to see where you made budget changes in your report.


  • If you want to move money to an activity or site/infrastructure not approved in the proposal within the fiscal year and/or want to request a budget increase: Complete a project change request form.


  • If you want to make changes to the next year’s proposed sites, activities, or funding amount: Submit a revised proposal with changes to HCTF in January of the year before the proposed changes for review by the HCTF Board of Directors. HCTF will email you a reminder in December with a deadline for submitting a revised proposal.

Fisheries O&M Project Profiles