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$469k in Funds for Thompson-Nicola Conservation Projects

May 1, 2024

On April 16, 2024, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) announced the 123 projects which are recipients of over $7.5 million* in funding for conservation of fish, wildlife and their habitats...

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Sqítxleqs (Badger) Technical Field Day in Simpcwúl̓ecw, April 24, 2024

May 1, 2024

On April 24, 2024, Estsék’ Environmental Services and TNCC co-facilitated the Sqítxleqs (Badger) Technical Field Day in Simpcwúl̓ecw where attendees gathered to learn about Simpcw’s badger research project, share ideas...

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In Our Backyard: Whitebark Pine

February 1, 2024

Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is one of the few endangered trees in BC and resides in various places in BC including the Southern Interior Mountain ranges in the Thompson Watershed....

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In Our Backyard: Common Nighthawk

June 5, 2023

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of British Columbia’s Thompson-Nicola watershed area lies a hidden gem of avian biodiversity—the common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor). With its enigmatic nature and captivating aerial acrobatics,...

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Conservation Planning for Climate Change Initiative Moves into the Field

May 18, 2023

Partnering with the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program, we continue to work together on Conservation Planning for Climate Change in the Thompson Okanagan, a multi-year initiative to...

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In Our Backyard: Mexican Mosquito-Fern

May 2, 2023

Mexican mosquito-fern, Azolla mexicana, is a tiny floating fern found in wetlands, ponds and other small wet areas. The fern’s natural range is North, Central and South America. In Canada,...

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In Our Backyard: Great Basin Gophersnake

April 3, 2023

In spring, the largest snake found in BC stirs from its hibernation to mate and forage. The Great Basin gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer deserticola) is found in dry, grassland or forested...

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In Our Backyard: Little Brown Bat

February 1, 2023

At this time of year, you typically won’t spot this bat species unless you are exploring abandoned mines and dark caves where they hibernate during the cool months. The little...

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Grasslands in the Thompson Watershed and Beyond

February 1, 2023

Grasslands are one of the major ecosystems in the world and are called by many different names depending on where they are found, from prairies in North America to pampas...

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