The FWCP is conserving and enhancing fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by existing BC Hydro dams. With annual funding from BC Hydro, our independent regional Boards have approved approximately $8.7 million for 99 fish and wildlife projects in 2020-2021. These projects align with our action plans.
99 Total 2020-21 Projects
28 Coastal Region Projects
43 Columbia Region Projects
28 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.
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Salmon species – including Sockeye, Chum, Chinook, Pink, Coho and Kokanee – will be the focus of several projects approved by our board for 2020-2021. Several other projects focus on endangered species including Vancouver Island Marmots, Northern Spotted Owls and Whitebark Pine trees.View See Action Plans
Caribou, bats, migratory birds, moose, Bull Trout, Arctic Grayling, wetland and riparian species, and others will benefit from the projects that were approved by the board for 2020-2021. We will also continue our multi-year project to investigate limiting factors affecting moose in the Peace Region.View See Action Plans
Follow our guidance for fish passage projects Fish passage framework Proponents looking for an FWCP grant to evaluate opportunities to restore fish production above BC Hydro facilities that previously blocked fish passage are required to […]
Columbia Region Board members (October 2019) are responsible for guiding our work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees. Board members from left: Rob Neil, Kim Cox, Moss Giasson, Misun Kang, Wendy […]
Making Darkwoods “whole” – an extra 7,900 ha of protected habitat The FWCP has been a significant contributor to the purchase and ongoing stewardship of the Darkwoods Conservation Area south of Nelson, which is owned […]