Each spring, HCTF accepts grant applications from land trust organizations looking to purchase properties to protect important habitat for BC’s fish and wildlife. Proposed acquisitions are evaluated on criteria such as species richness, connectivity, conservation planning priority, habitats, and impending threats to these values. Financial factors such as partnership funding, stability of the proponent organization, cost per hectare and level of community support are also carefully considered. Because acquisitions are funded with licence surcharge money, properties that also include public fishing and hunting opportunities are generally given priority consideration.
See our Conservation Lands Acquisition page for more information on what the program has accomplished thus far.
Please review our 2019-20 Habitat Acquisition Proposal Guidelines if you are interested in submitting a proposal.2019-20 Habitat Acquisition Proposal Guidelines
To apply for funding, download the HCTF Acquisition Proposal Application (word document) and HCTF Acquisition Proposal Budget (spreadsheet). The deadline for submitting proposals is March 31, 2020 at 4:30 PM PST2019-20 Acquisition Proposal Application 2019-20 Acquisition Budget Spreadsheet
If you have any questions, please contact Christina Waddle, Conservation Specialist, 250-940-3011 or Christina.Waddle@hctf.ca.
Congratulations on your successful application for habitat acquisition funding!
Your funding notification included several funding conditions. These funding conditions must be satisfied prior to HCTF issuing a conditional grant agreement. Once funding conditions are satisfied, you will receive two copies of the conditional grant agreement in the mail 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 Financial Officer.
Please note the insurance requirements in Section 9 of your Conditional Grant Agreement. You will require a Certificate of Insurance for General Liability: your insurer can assist in completing this certificate.
The support provided by HCTF must be acknowledged in any publicity issued, printed or distributed, including signs, displays, reports, announcements, articles, press releases, or media interviews. Further information on communications guidelines and copies of the HCTF logo are available here.
HCTF habitat acquisition projects funding approval expires by March 31st of the fiscal year in which it was approved. If your acquisition is going to take longer to complete, you may apply for a contract extension. This is due in early February each year: contact the Financial Officer for more information.