Use our interactive map to learn more about the projects we are funding. Approved projects help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.Coastal Region project list
33 Total 2019 - 2020 Projects
20 Fish Projects 2019 - 2020
13 Wildlife Projects 2019 - 2020
$1.9M Invested in 2019 - 2020 Projects
A local Board made up of BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and Public Stakeholders, guides the work of the FWCP and is responsible for approving all FWCP projects in the 14 watersheds that make up our Coastal Region. Map of our Coastal Region.
Most fish and wildlife projects in FWCP’s Coastal Region are funded through FWCP grants, but our Board may choose to direct projects and approve funding to address regional priorities. Read our annual report.
In our Coastal Region, FWCP is a voluntary initiative funded by BC Hydro.
Stay up to date with the latest news from our Coastal Region with our WildBytes e-letter.View FWCP Organization Chart
Our Coastal Region Board approved $1.9 million for 33 fish and wildlife projects to be implemented April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020. First Nations, stewardship groups, consultants, and agencies are leading the 20 fish and 13 wildlife projects that will help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.
Some projects–such as hands-on restoration work–may result in immediate benefits to fish or wildlife. Other projects–such as research and information gathering–may help improve the scientific understanding of species or ecosystems, and contribute to long-term decision-making and planning management actions.
Read our 2019 annual newsletter for project results and updates from each of our regions including projects funded in 2019-2020.
Learn more about why we’re funded by BC Hydro, the projects we fund and how you can apply for a grant. Read our FAQ. Subscribe and we will keep you posted on project updates, results, grant deadlines and FWCP events. Final reports and results for all FWCP projects are posted online.
Coastal Region Board Members (September 2019) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.
From left: Larry Casper, Jack Minard, Todd Manning, Adam Silverstein, Scott Barrett, Laurie Kremsater, Laurel Stevens, Mark Peters. Missing: Brian Assu.
Julie Fournier has been with BC Hydro since 2007 and has extensive knowledge of our Coastal Region where she has been implementing Water Use Plans (WUPs). Throughout her work she has advanced and strengthened relationships with First Nations, stakeholders and the public. Outside of work you will most likely find Julie hiking and camping with family and friends.
If you have any questions about the FWCP’s work in the Coastal Region, please contact Julie. Subscribe and learn more about our projects, and how to apply for a grant.Contact
Each year, stewardship groups, First Nations, agencies and consultants receive grants from us to deliver fish and wildlife projects. These projects align with our Action Plans, and help us fulfill our mission to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. Read our project reports for results and outcomes.Download Report List
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 on a first come, first served basis. In 2019-2020, our Coastal Region budget for these grants has been fully allocated to 10 projects. We will accept applications again as of April 1, 2020.Apply
We have identified conservation priorities for fish and wildlife in each of our three regions: Coastal, Columbia and Peace. The priority issues and recommended actions are reflected in a series of Basin, Action and Watershed Plans that vary by region.
These plans recommend specific projects and priorities, and are used to guide our grant decisions. We fund projects that align with these Action Plans, so be sure your proposed project is in alignment with local conservation priorities. Contact us if you have questions. Be sure to read our Overview of Coastal Region Watershed Action Plans.
Restoration work helps species at risk on Vancouver Island In 2015, the FWCP helped purchase 67 hectares of conservation land to complement the existing 104 hectares of the Salmon River Estuary Conservation Area. The land, […]
WildBytes Coastal Region January 2020
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 […]