Thu, 21 Apr 2016

HCTF Announces 2016-17 Approved Projects


b2ap3_thumbnail_HCTF-NEW-LOGOsmall_web.jpgHCTF is pleased to announce that 119 BC conservation projects will receive HCTF Enhancement & Restoration grants in 2016-17. In aggregate, these grants represent close to a $6 Million investment in British Columbia’s fish, wildlife and habitats.

You can view the complete 2016-17 HCTF Approved Project List here The lists describe the conservation projects taking place in each region, their approved grant amounts, and project leader contact information. Please note that some of our multi-region projects may also be taking place in your area: check back soon for the updated 2016-17 interactive project map.





Vancouver Island Projects



The Provincial Government received a grant to relocate elk to areas on Vancouver Island where they had been extirpated (click on photo for larger image).


A pair of Western bluebirds return to their nestbox. The pair are being reintroduced to the Cowichan Valley by the Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team.



The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation will provide over $100,000 for bat science and stewardship projects in BC.


Lower Mainland Projects



Elk charge out of the truck at the release site near Chehalis, BC. This translocation was part of the Coastal Mainland Roosevelt Elk Recovery and Management Project. Photo: Dan Kriss. Click for larger image.



Above and Below: The Seymour Salmonid Society has been approved for $60K in funding for their project to restore fish passage at the site of the Seymour River rock slide.