Helping Canada’s most endangered owl species

Project Year: 2020-2021

Multi-year Project

Project Lead

British Columbia Conservation Foundation


Coastal Region


Project Type

Habitat-Based Actions

FWCP Contribution


Action Plan Alignment


Project ID


Northern Spotted Owl Captive Breeding Program

This project will provide funding to the Northern Spotted Owl Captive Breeding Program. The program’s goal is to produce captive-born Northern Spotted Owls for release into suitable habitat within the Bridge-Seton Watershed to recover the local population to a minimum of 20 individuals. This owl is one of Canada‚Äôs most endangered bird species, and its entire Canadian range occurs in southwestern BC. Fewer than 30 individuals remain in Canada, with more than half residing in captivity at the breeding facility in BC.