14 grants have been approved by the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation for new and ongoing projects to help restore caribou habitat in the province.
This includes two from the Skeena region.
The first is the Tweedmuir Caribou Winter Range-Chelaslie Road Restoration, 60 kilometres south of Burns Lake.
$70,671 was approved to benefit the Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou herd by restoring habitat on up to 78 kilometres of road/
Additionally, the Whitesnail project, 122 kilometres south of Smithers, was provided $87,174.
The project is designed to benefit the Tweedsmuir-Entiako caribou herd by restoring around 73 kilometres of road.
According to the province the 2021 grants were allocated through the foundation’s Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund and more that $1.65 million was provided across the 14 projects.
The province added that activities such as urbanizations, forestry, mining, oil and gas and road building work have altered caribou habitat.
This recovery program is aiming to restore the species to a sustainable population.