The province is providing further support for the BC Living Rivers Trust Fund with an injection of $1 million for its core programs. This money is in addition to the $21 million that was given to the organization between 2002 and 2006.
The Living Rivers Trust Fund supports delivery of critical fisheries research and fish habitat restoration programs throughout British Columbia. The provincial government established it to provide a legacy based on healthy watersheds, sustainable ecosystems and thriving communities.
The Living Rivers Advisory Group administers the trust, which focuses on three major program areas:
* The Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program.
* The Georgia Basin/Vancouver Island Program.
* The Skeena Fisheries Program.
The programs are implemented through community-based projects, developing a network of organizations throughout the province, including significant development with First Nations.
Over the past six years, the fund has enabled 450 projects and leveraged the provincial investment by at least three times through shared funding with other organizations.
– Ministry of Agriculture