The Land for Wildlife Fund was established in 1997 and is an initiative of the BC Conservation Foundation (BCCF). It is a mechanism designed to pool resources towards the purchase and conservation of natural habitats.
This Land for Wildlife Fund is the central unifying element of the BC Conservation Foundation (BCCF) operations. The general public is encouraged to participate by donating and receiving tax receipts. Clients are encouraged to work with the BCCF knowing that any surplus from administration fees is allocated toward something they support; the purchase of land for wildlife, the "renting" of migration corridors from land owners ensuring wildlife values are kept as well as saving wildlife trees from being harvested to meet the needs of surrounding wildlife.
This Fund is governed by a Committee that is appointed by the Chair of the BCCF and consists of three current members of that board. The committee meets twice yearly to consider applications and make recommendations to the board.
What We Do
The BCCF is a not-for-profit society and federally registered charity, dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of British Columbia's ecosystems and species.
The care and commitment that the BCCF provides to BC's ecosystems and species is of paramount importance, but it would be difficult to support without your generous, tax deductible contribution to the Land for Wildlife Fund.
Farmers in wintering areas often lose one cut of hay to elk, mule deer or geese. Opportunites exist to rent migration corridors from landowners using conservation covenants. This provides some income for the landowner while ensuring the value of wildlife is considered.
Wildlife trees on private property are often harvested for firewood, but they could be purchased for theirvalue as wood and thereby left standing to meet the needs of wildlife. Large tracts of land often become available for purchase, using partner dollars, thus ensuring that the values found on those lands are kept for future generations.
The Land for Wildlife was created to address some of these issues.