Within its Columbia Region, FWCP is funding 55 fish and wildlife projects, valued at more than $5.8 million, in 2016-17, including 14 projects under the Upper Kootenay Ecosystem Enhancement Plan (UKEEP). Across the province, FWCP is funding more than 116 fish and wildlife projects for a total of approximately $8.7 million.
The projects approved for FWCP funding reflect conservation priorities in the region and were selected after review by FWCP’s Columbia Region fish and wildlife technical committees and its 10-member Board, which is responsible for reviewing and approving all FWCP projects in the Columbia Region.
“On-the-ground wetland work was one of the priorities outlined by the Columbia Region Board in its annual call for grant applications, and there was a very positive response from applicants,” said FWCP Columbia Region Manager, Crystal Klym.
In 2016-17, FWCP is funding fish and wildlife projects in the East and West Kootenay, and in the North Columbia sub-regions.
Read our Columbia Region 2016-17 Project List for an overview of all projects approved by our Columbia Region Board for 2016-2017. Our Project Breakdown will show you how our projects break down by watershed, proponent and more. See our Overview Map and learn more about our FWCP projects across the province.