Meet the Moose and Frozen Frogs

Meet the Moose and Frozen Frogs
As a follow-up to our last blog post about the new Ian McTaggart Cowan biography , the following video exerpts provide a glimpse into Cowan's role in promoting conservation in Canada through public television. Cowan starred in Fur & Feathers , an educational program for children, as well as The Web of Life and The Living Sea . Enjoy! Fur & Feathers (CBC)   The Web of Life (CBC)

New Biography Profiles HCTF’s Founding Chair

New Biography Profiles HCTF’s Founding Chair
The following guest blog post was written by R.S. Silver , past manager of the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund. Briony Penn’s new biography, The Real Thing-The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan shows Ian, as one reviewer put it, “as a man of infinite adaptability, curiosity and commitment who used science to protect and promote the beauty of the province.” Many of us first encountered Cowan when his influential 1956 handbook, The Mammals of British Columbia , invited us to join him in “unraveling the innermost secrets of the lives of mammals.” But, as the book clearly describes, Ian was not only a field biologist but also an educator, administrator and television pioneer who won more awards than any other Canadian scientist. Cowan wanted his biography to be a shameless showcase for the natural history of BC. Penn has structured the book to follow his formative years as he painstakingly recorded in his journals what animals lived in the regions of the province, the Rockies and the north, before the dam builders, timber barons and oil companies silenced their calls and songs. Whether it is his early bioblitzes before the flooding of the Peace, Kootenay or Nechako Rivers, his pioneering...
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HCTF Online is now closed

HCTF Online is now closed
Thank you to everyone who submitted a 2016-17 Enhancement & Restoration project proposal by the November 2nd 4:30pm PST deadline. Over the next three months, the proposals will go through a technical review and an HCTF Board review <Read more about the proposal review process> . Final funding decisions will be made by the Board in early March: a preliminary list of approved projects will be posted in the blog section of our website at that time. Your next opportunity to submit an Enhancement & Restoration proposal will be fall of 2016. .    

Reminder: Enhancement Grant Application Deadline November 2nd 2015

Reminder: Enhancement Grant Application Deadline November 2nd 2015
The deadline for submitting an application for a 2016-17 HCTF Enhancement & Restoration grant is next Monday, November 2nd at 4:30 PST . In addition to our regular business hours , Jane Algard will be in the HCTF office on Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st between 12pm and 1pm to assist with any last-minute application challenges.. You can contact Jane by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or calling 250-940-9781.

HCTF Online is Now Open for 2016-17 Proposal Applications

HCTF Online is Now Open for 2016-17 Proposal Applications
To apply for 2016-17 funding for an HCTF enhancement/restoration project you must submit a proposal through HCTF Online . The deadline for proposal submission is Monday, November 2, 2015 at 4:30pm PST . You may submit a proposal anytime between October 2 nd and November 2 nd . To start your application go to our HCTF Online webpage where you will find instructions, examples and additional information to facilitate the application process. From this webpage you can request a User ID and log onto HCTF Online . What happens next? Over the next few months, technical review committees assess each proposal and make recommendations to the HCTF Board. In early March the Board meets to make final funding decisions and shortly thereafter a preliminary list of approved projects will be posted on this website. Proponents will then be notified by email of the status of their proposals in mid-March.