Two outstanding HCTF projects were recognized on May 4th at the BC Nature AGM. YNC’s Nature Clubs Project and Bird Studies Canada’s BC Breeding Bird Atlas project were presented with HCTF Silver Awards for their contribution to conservation in BC.
The Nature Club’s project connects children with the outdoors by encouraging natural discovery by providing engaging activities, events and resources, including explorer days led by local naturalists, NatureWILD Magazine, and the Action Awards program. The Silver Award was presented to the YNC as the top project in the Stewardship category, and was accepted by YNC’s Executive Director Kristine Webber. Read more about the Nature Club’s Project in our Project Profiles>>
The Breeding Bird Atlas project unites the wildlife-watching community with management agencies, biologists, guide-outfitters, industry, academics and naturalist organizations to fill knowledge gaps critical to the conservation of this province’s breeding birds. This project was the Silver Award winner in the wildlife category, and was accepted by Anne Murray, the BC Nature representative on the Atlas Steering Committee and Christopher Di Corrado, BC Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator.
The Silver Awards were created back in 2006 by HCTF’s Board of Directors in celebration of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary, and in recognition of their recently retired CEO, Rod Silver.
They are awarded annually to the HCTF projects considered to have made the greatest contribution to conservation and that best exemplify the objectives of the Foundation.