3,248 at-risk Whitebark Pine seedlings planted

Growing endangered Whitebark Pine in the Bridge-Seton Watershed The objective of this project was to survey previous planting sites and to restore Whitebark Pine sites through planting. Surveyed densities identified survival rates of 55% and […]

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Photo: Kim North

Arctic Grayling abundance could be trending upwards

Studying Arctic Grayling in our Peace Region 2018 snorkeling counts of Arctic Grayling in long-term index sections of the Parsnip River Watershed were the highest on record for five of the six sites surveyed (all […]

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Photo: iStock, Pi Lens

63 projects funded in Upper Kootenay Watershed

Upper Kootenay Ecosystem Enhancement Plan (UKEEP) Great news for fish and wildlife in the Upper Kootenay River Watershed: sixty-three conservation and and enhancement projects have been funded since 2014. That’s $2.9 million for 23 fish […]

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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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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

20 hectares of grassland and forest treated

Another 20 hectares of grassland and forest treated on Tobacco Plains Indian Reserve Keefer Ecological Services Ltd. and Tobacco Plains Indian Band are working together to restore grassland and open forest habitat. The area is […]

Columbia Region

Preparing for White Nose Syndrome

Project helps prepare for White Nose Syndrome White Nose Syndrome (WNS) strikes in the winter, killing bats while they hibernate, so a team of wildlife biologists, with funding from the FWCP, is identifying important over-wintering […]

Peace Region

191 marsh bird surveys lead to conservation action

Columbia Wetlands marsh bird monitoring project Secretive or inconspicuous marsh birds in the Columbia Wetlands near Golden are being surveyed to estimate their populations and identify habitat needs. Goldeneye Ecological Services, with seven volunteers, completed […]

Columbia Region

Three male Olive-sided Flycatchers located

Studying threatened Olive-sided Flycatchers in our Peace Region In May-June 2018, survey efforts were concentrated in three areas within the study area: 1) Fort Ware, Kwadacha survey area; 2) Tsay Keh Dene survey area; and […]

Peace Region

Community Engagement Grants

Our Community Engagement Grants are typically $500 to $1,000 and help stewardship groups and others take action to benefit local fish and wildlife. We accept applications for community engagement grants all year, subject to available funding. Please apply […]


Moose investigations: limiting factors

Background and update Moose (Alces alces) are the largest member of the deer family and are an abundant and important wildlife species to First Nations and residents of northern British Columbia (BC). Recent surveys around […]

Peace Region