Securing conservation lands in our Coastal Region

70 ha protected in Great Bear Rainforest Salmon sanctuary protected in Great Bear Rainforest: the last unprotected private property at the mouth of the Bella Coola River has been protected by the Nature Conservancy of […]

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Bella Coola Tidal Flats Photo: Michael Wigle

Wanted: new Peace Region board member

Wanted: new Peace Region board member The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is looking for a new public representative to join its Board in the Peace region for a three-year term starting August 1, […]

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Studying Northern Myotis Bats

29 bats captured In Year 1, 58,322 bat passes from 895 detector nights of recording at 28 locations were analyzed. A total of 29 bats were captured, including four Northern Myotis. VHF transmitters were affixed […]

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Photo: Zonal Ecosystem and Wildlife Consultants Ltd.

1,179 potential huckleberry sites visited

Protecting grizzlies by learning more about huckleberries Predicting the location of huckleberry patches important to Grizzly Bears is key to habitat protection. In an FWCP-funded project, 1,179 potential huckleberry sites were visited—including 332 in 2019—and […]

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Photo: iStock J. Huevel

eDNA sampling expands Arctic Grayling distribution

Williston Grayling distribution: environmental DNA study II Arctic Grayling have been identified in five streams in the Williston Core Area thanks to environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling. In this FWCP-funded project, 44 samples were taken from […]

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Upper Kootenay Ecosystem Enhancement Plan (UKEEP)

The Upper Kootenay Ecosystem Enhancement Plan (UKEEP) was a partnership between the FWCP and Columbia Basin Trust (The Trust) to conserve and enhance ecosystems in the Upper Kootenay River watershed, including the Koocanusa Reservoir.  The […]

Columbia Region

Priority species habitat conservation in the Stave watershed

Restoration project benefits toads, turtles, owls, and bats near Stave River Athene Ecological is helping priority species and enhancing biodiversity near Mission. This work includes community engagement, habitat restoration, mitigation measures, and monitoring to support […]

Coastal Region

Silvertip Ranch wetland restoration project

Length of Douglas Creek restored Over 560 metres of Douglas Creek in the Bull River drainage near Fernie were restored to a functioning wetland ecosystem to support a diversity of plants and animals, including Columbia […]

Columbia Region

Spatial ecology of Arctic Grayling in the Parsnip core area

63 fish tagged in Arctic Grayling study Sixty-three fish tagged in Year 1 In Year 1 (2018), 63 fish (50 Arctic Grayling and 13 Bull Trout) were tagged (acoustic transmitters, and/or PIT [Passive Integrated Transponder] […]

Peace Region

We’re Supporting Kokanee

FWCP’s role in supporting Kokanee We conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. Kokanee is a focal species in our Columbia Region Reservoirs and Large Lakes Action Plan. We fund […]

Columbia Region

Lewis’s Woodpecker nests recorded

Fifteen Lewis’s Woodpecker nests recorded in the West Kootenay Fifteen West Kootenay nests for threatened Lewis’s Woodpeckers were confirmed in 2019–the most active nests found since 2008 when FWCP started funding this monitoring project. Lewis’s […]

Columbia Region

Salmon habitat restored at Second Island

Update: 12,000 m2 of salmon habitat restored at Second Island To help Chinook, Steelhead, Coho, and Chum populations, A-Tlegay Fisheries Society, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and BC Parks, have restored a side […]

Coastal Region