The FWCP is conserving and enhancing fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. With annual funding from BC Hydro, our independent regional Boards have approved approximately $10 million for 118 fish and wildlife projects in 2018-2019. These projects align with our Action Plans.
118 Total 2018-2019 Projects
33 Coastal Region Projects
55 Columbia Region Projects
30 Peace Region Projects
The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) conserves and enhances fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. The FWCP is funded annually by BC Hydro. The FWCP directs those funds towards priority actions across its three regions to fulfill its mission and work towards its vision of thriving fish and wildlife populations in watersheds that are functioning and sustainable.
By funding projects to support fish and wildlife populations in our Coastal, Columbia and Peace Regions, the FWCP is fulfilling BC Hydro’s applicable water licence obligations and voluntary commitments to compensate for fish and wildlife impacts.
BC Hydro is actively engaged in the FWCP and works in equal partnership with the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and Public Stakeholders by participating on FWCP’s regional Boards. The FWCP’s three independent regional Boards review and approve all project funding decisions and annual operating plans.
Salmon species – including Sockeye, Chum, Chinook, Pink, Coho and Kokanee – will be the focus of several projects approved by our Coastal Region Board. Bobcats, turtles, herons, bats, wolverines, amphibians and other species will benefit from the projects. Several projects focus on endangered species including Vancouver Island Marmots, Spotted Owls and Whitebark Pine trees.View See Action Plans
Caribou, Bull Trout, Kokanee, Gerrard Rainbow Trout, Grizzly Bears, wetland species, at-risk reptiles, waterfowl, and other species will benefit from the projects.View See Action Plans
Caribou, bats, migratory birds, moose, Bull Trout, Arctic Grayling, wetland and riparian species, and others will benefit from the projects. Work will continue this year as part of our multi-year project to gather data on mercury levels in fish in the Williston and Dinosaur reservoirs. We will also continue our multi-year project to investigate limiting factors affecting moose in the Peace Region, alongside the Provincial moose study.View See Action Plans
Puntledge River Watershed: Fish habitat improved near Courtenay Trout, Coho and Pink Salmon are already using recently restored off-channel habitat at Simms Millennium Park near downtown Courtenay. The work was completed at the end of […]
We are developing a series of user guides to make it easier for you to manage your FWCP grant. We will post them here. If you have questions, contact us anytime. Read our User Guide […]
Our Community Engagement Grants are typically $500 to $1,000 and help stewardship groups and others take action to benefit local fish and wildlife.