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Caribou habitat restoration projects approved

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Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Caribou habitat restoration projects approved

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Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Media Relations
250 213-8172
Shannon West
Manager of Program Development
Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
shannon.west@hctf.ca
250 940 9789
Media Contacts
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Media Relations
250 213-8172
Shannon West
Manager of Program Development
Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
shannon.west@hctf.ca
250 940 9789

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation funding for caribou habitat

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has provided seven grants through its Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund, following its second public application intake:

Middle-Upper Bigmouth Creek (Project #4-621)

  • led by Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP
  • Kootenay region (130 kilometres north of Revelstoke)
  • designed to benefit the Columbia North herd, through planning the restoration of an additional 11.5 kilometres of road in the Bigmouth Valley
  • grant of $33,217 approved for 2020-21

Ulkatcho (Project #5-318)

  • led by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • Cariboo region (about 30 kilometres southeast of Anahim Lake)
  • designed to benefit the Itcha-Ilgachuz herd by planting trees and creating barriers along roads to deter predator movement
  • grant of $314,572 approved for 2020-21

Tweedsmuir Caribou Winter Range – Chelaslie Road restoration (Project #6-283)

  • led by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
  • Skeena region (60 kilometres south of Burns Lake)
  • designed to benefit the Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou herd by creating barriers along roads to deter predator movement, planting trees and transplanting lichen (a preferred food source of caribou)
  • grant of $385,960 approved for 2020-21           

Amoco Road Restoration (Project #7-528)

  • led by the Nîkanêse Wah tzee Stewardship Society
  • Northeast region (56 kilometres west of Chetwynd)
  • designed to benefit the Moberly (Klinse-Za) and Scott East caribou herds by planting trees and creating barriers along a road built for oil and gas exploration
  • grant of $53,150 approved for 2020-21

Kotcho Lake Restoration Area (Project #7-529)

  • led by the Fort Nelson First Nation Lands Department
  • Northeast region (about 80 kilometres northeast of Fort Nelson)
  • designed to benefit the Snake-Sahtahneh caribou herd, by limiting predator use of legacy seismic lines (corridors cleared of vegetation for oil and gas exploration) and replanting areas to increase habitat suitability for caribou
  • grant of $164,780 approved for 2020-21

Peck Creek-Upper Carbon (Project #7-543)

  • led by the Nîkanêse Wah tzee Stewardship Society
  • Northeast region (54 kilometres northeast of Mackenzie)
  • aims to functionally and ecologically restore 14 kilometres of a road to a more natural state by planting trees and using other techniques to reduce its use by people and predators, which will benefit the Klinse-za and Scott East caribou herds
  • grant of $123,865 approved for 2020-21

Doonan Creek (Project #7-544)

  • led by the Nîkanêse Wah tzee Stewardship Society
  • Northeast region (35 kilometres northeast of Mackenzie)
  • aims to functionally and ecologically restore 1.6 kilometres of a road to a more natural state by planting trees and using other techniques to reduce its use by people and predators, which will benefit the Klinse-za and Scott East caribou herds
  • grant of $15,164 approved for 2020-21

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