About the Spruce City Wildlife Association
THE FUNDING FOR SCWA PROJECTS COMES FROM MEMBERSHIP DUES AND DONATIONS FROM VARIOUS SPONSORS AS WELL AS FUNDRAISING. NONE OF THESE PROJECTS COULD BE DONE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF SPONSORS, CORPORATE AND PRIVATE, AND THE CONTINUOUS FUNDRAISING EFFORTS OF THE SCWA MEMBERS.
Spruce City Wildlife is a conservation club that was founded in 1970. Made up of hunters, anglers, trappers and various outdoor enthusiasts, these people provide a broad base of interests and willingness to get involved in putting something back into the wildlife resources, which we all admire and make use of
The group is affiliated with the B.C. Wildlife Federation and SCWA memberships include the insurance benefits provided through the BCWF.
Our mandate is to ensure the sound long term management of BC’s fish, wildlife, park and outdoor recreational resources in the best interests of all British Columbians.
We safeguard the interests of fish, wildlife, park and outdoor recreational resource values in all natural resource developments, and promote the true appreciation of Sportsmanship and Sports Safety in the light of fish, and wildlife regulations, and all the fair and accepted rules of hunting and fishing.
In 2018 we raised, and donated $21,000.00 to a moose research project in the Omineca region, and sponsored a caribou in the Williston area.
In addition to the 1,000 sq foot expansion to house hatchery operations several years ago, in 2020 and 2021 we received several large grants totaling over $300,000.00, which allowed us to, again, upgrade our facility and make it the most advanced, volunteer run hatchery in British Columbia. The SCWA building accommodates the Nechako-Fraser Natural Resource Stewardship Centre, with the goal of facilitating collaboration, partnership building, education and conservation of our natural resources both regionally and provincially.
We have put over 10,000 people through on tours, including Boy Scouts, Brownies, daycares and local 4H clubs.
The SCWA has operated a Salmon and Trout Hatchery located on the banks of the Nechako River since 1988. Ongoing projects include support of the Learn to Fish Program, Ferguson Lake and Shane Lake Enhancement Projects including installation of new fishing docks in association with the Freshwater Fishing Society of BC as well as countless other projects.
We believe that children will hold the key to our future of a sustainable outdoors and everything it encompasses.
We strive to ensure that every person that passes through our facility leaves with a new appreciation and determination to make a positive change for the future generations.
Become a member today, and assist in making positive changes for our children, and grand children.