The Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. has announced it is renewing its partnership with the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, funding more projects to support wildlife habitat.
The FESBC has committed $3M towards projects managed by the foundation, such as one in the Boundary, West Okanagan and Bonaparte Plateau areas that is studying the impact of wildfire on mule deer populations. The project is trying to explore tools that will increase deer populations in the areas that have seen significant declines in recent years.
“Strengthening our partnership with HCTF makes good conservation sense,” said Steve Kozuki, executive director of FESBC.
"HCTF has an unparalleled track record for its rigorous, science-based approach to identifying projects with strong potential return. FESBC is pleased to work with HCTF to strengthen the impacts of our BC government funded conservation investment and are delighted to deploy this funding for the benefit of wildlife and people who rely on wildlife.”
The two groups first partnered in 2016. Since then, FESBC has invested about $1.5M into such projects. The $3M announced today will be integrated into HCTF’s grant program.
HCTF accepts project applications from any person or organization with a good idea for wildlife and habitat conservation in BC.