The BC Wildlife Federation is a province-wide voluntary conservation organization representing all British Columbians whose aims are to protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
While our origins can be traced back to the 1890's when some of its currently operating clubs were formed, the BC Wildlife Federation was incorporated under the B.C. Societies Act in 1951 and it became a registered charity in 1969. The Federation is British Columbia's largest and oldest conservation organization.
BCWF Strategic Objectives
1. To ensure the sound, long-term management of British Columbia's fish, wildlife, park and outdoor recreational resources in the best interests of all British Columbians, and to coordinate all the voluntary agencies, societies, clubs and individuals interested in that objective, and
2. To develop and support a comprehensive educational program to make all British Columbians aware of the value of British Columbia's fish, wildlife, park and outdoor recreational resources, and to arouse in the public conscience a recognition of, and a respect for, the place of fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation in the wise integrated use of the nation's natural resources.
The Federation's membership is made up of over 100 separate and distinct clubs from throughout British Columbia, ten Regional Associations, and direct members, for a collective membership of about 50,000. This number contrasts with almost half a million hunters and anglers in British Columbia.
The activities of the Federation are grouped under different committees. Each committee is headed by a chairman who is appointed by the president and who is responsible for coordinating the efforts of member clubs, regional associations, and direct members with respect to conservation issues relating to fish, wildlife, and the environment for the people of British Columbia. The members of these committees are mostly members of member clubs.
Thanks to the BCWF Board of Directors, Executive, Staff, Clubs, Direct Members, Partners and Stakeholders who participated in our Strategic Planning Surveys and workshops. Our Plan guides the work we do together. Leading the conservation and wise use of BC’s fish, wildlife, habitat and outdoor recreational resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
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CELEBRATING OUR 60th ANNIVERSARY!
Check out our brand new video focusing on our members’ & stakeholders’ involvement with the BCWF to conserve and protect BC’s fish, wildlife, and habitat for present and future generations. This video features members, past presidents and community leaders such as; Rick Hansen, CEO Rick Hansen Foundation, FLNRO Minister Steve Thomson and Grand Chief Steward Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.
Here's to celebrating another 60 years of conservation leadership!