Wanted: Projects to Conserve and Enhance Fish and Wildlife

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Lena Ware

Arctic Grayling

FWCP identifies Arctic Grayling monitoring needs Prior to construction of the 1967 W.A.C. Bennett Dam and creation of the Williston Reservoir, Arctic Grayling were widespread and abundant. Today, self-sustaining populations are limited, and in many […]

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Arctic Grayling or Thymallus arcticus underwater. Credit: iStock, Pi-Lens

Can Christmas Trees Create Fish Habitat?

The Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association, together with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, used Christmas trees in an innovative habitat enhancement project in the Puntledge River headpond. The pilot project explored whether Christmas […]

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New Public Rep on Peace Board

Brian Paterson joins Peace Region Board Brian Paterson has worked in the Peace Region for over a decade and lives near Dawson Creek. He’s a professional biologist with a diverse skill set having worked with […]

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Brian Paterson, public representative on Peace Region Board

Mercury in Fish Investigation

Update: Mercury in Fish Investigation in Williston and Dinosaur Reservoirs Our Peace Region Board approved a comprehensive study to collect tissue samples from fish in the Williston and Dinosaur Reservoirs and tributaries, in order to […]

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Photo: Azimuth-Consulting

Heron, credit: Phil Payne

Wanted: Heron Sightings in Columbia Region

Report Sightings of Herons in Columbia Region We’re asking the public to report any heron nest sites, active breeding colonies, or large groups of herons feeding in areas throughout the Columbia River Basin, especially from […]

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Herons by P. Payne

FWCP Newsletter

FWCP grant and project news 2016 – 2017

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Coastal Region Watershed Action Plans

Comments on Draft Action Plans Due August 21, 2017 In late 2016, we started discussions with technical experts, agencies, First Nations, public stakeholders, and communities about updating the Action Plans for the 14 watersheds that […]

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Release of Vancouver Island Marmots reaches milestone

FWCP helping one of the rarest mammals in the world The Vancouver Island marmot is among the world’s most endangered mammals, but a captive breeding program, supported by the FWCP, is helping to turn numbers […]

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Marmots released July 5th, 2017, Mt Washington. Photo credit: Marmot Recovery Foundation

You’re Invited to Toadfest 2017

August 29 and 30, 2017 at Summit Lake Toadfest 2017 will be at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, on Tuesday August 29, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Wednesday August 30, from 9:00 a.m. […]

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Review our draft Stave River Watershed Action Plan

Comments on draft Action Plan due August 21, 2017 Our draft Stave River Watershed Action Plan is available for public comment. Please submit your written comments on our draft Action Plan by August 21, 2017, to […]

Coastal Region

Arctic Grayling

FWCP identifies Arctic Grayling monitoring needs Prior to construction of the 1967 W.A.C. Bennett Dam and creation of the Williston Reservoir, Arctic Grayling were widespread and abundant. Today, self-sustaining populations are limited, and in many […]

Peace Region

Release of Vancouver Island Marmots reaches milestone

FWCP helping one of the rarest mammals in the world The Vancouver Island marmot is among the world’s most endangered mammals, but a captive breeding program, supported by the FWCP, is helping to turn numbers […]

Coastal Region

You’re Invited to Toadfest 2017

August 29 and 30, 2017 at Summit Lake Toadfest 2017 will be at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, on Tuesday August 29, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Wednesday August 30, from 9:00 a.m. […]

Columbia Region

Calves Born to Endangered Herd

Klinse-Za/Scott East Mountain Caribou Population Doubles Since 2014 Maternity pen for calves is successful The endangered Klinse-Za and Scott East Mountain Caribou herds are getting help from a caribou calf, and six others born this […]

Peace Region

Can Christmas Trees Create Fish Habitat?

The Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association, together with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, used Christmas trees in an innovative habitat enhancement project in the Puntledge River headpond. The pilot project explored whether Christmas […]

Coastal Region

Wetland Restoration Results in Cultural and Biological Benefits

Volunteers Wanted: Help Restore Wetlands With funding from FWCP, an Eco-Cultural Restoration Plan for Katzie territory has been created to enhance wetland habitat. The plan combines scientific and traditional knowledge. Much of the plan’s work […]

Coastal Region