Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

B.C. government provides $6.5 million to protect caribou habitat

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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

B.C. government provides $6.5 million to protect caribou habitat

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Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Media Relations
250 356-7506
Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
250 940-3012
Media Contacts
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Media Relations
250 356-7506
Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
250 940-3012

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation funding for caribou habitat

With an initial investment of $2 million in 2018, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation was able to fund 11 habitat projects, including:

Kotcho Lake restoration area

  • Fort Nelson First Nations Lands Office
  • The project is designed to benefit the Snake-Sahtahneh caribou herd by limiting predator use of legacy seismic lines and using re-vegetation to increase habitat suitability for caribou in the northeast region of B.C.

Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou lichen restoration area

  • Society for Ecological Restoration in Northern B.C.
  • The project is designed to benefit the Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou herd by seeding lichen over 50 hectares of area that was affected by the Chelaslie wildfire.

Caribou Flats

  • Chu Cho Environmental LLP
  • The project is designed to benefit the Chase caribou herd by restoring 10 kilometres of forestry roads, using functional and ecological restoration techniques.

Clisbako caribou rehabilitation project

  • Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • The project is designed to benefit the Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou herd by rehabilitating roads to reduce predator travel.

Whitesail reach

  • Society for Ecological Restoration in Northern B.C.
  • The project is designed to benefit the Tweedsmuir-Entiako herd by clearing debris from the shoreline of calving islands on Whitesail Lake.

Amoco Road Restoration

  • Nîkanêse Wah tzee Stewardship Society
  • The project is designed to benefit the Moberly (Klinse-Za) and Scott caribou herds by using functional restoration treatments on a road built for oil and gas exploration 56 kilometres west of Chetwynd in the northeast region.

Ulkatcho

  • Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • The project is designed to benefit the Itcha-Ilgachuz herd by rehabilitating roads to deter predator movement.

Adams Groundhog Road rehabilitation and reforestation

  • Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • This project is designed to benefit the Groundhog herd through forestry road rehabilitation and treatment of cutblocks.

Otter

  • Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
  • This project is designed to benefit the Hart Ranges herd by rehabilitating about six kilometres of road to restore connectivity between two areas of intact habitat (Omineca region, northeast of Prince George).

Black Creek/Pickell Creek area

  • Blueberry River First Nation
  • The project is designed to benefit the Chinchaga caribou herd by restoring seismic lines in the northeast region. 

Tumuch

  • Canadian Forest Products Ltd.
  • This project is designed to benefit the North Cariboo herd through rehabilitation of more than 12 kilometres of road.

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