Our Coastal Region Board approved $1.75 million for 28 fish and wildlife projects in 2017 - 2018. These projects help conserve and enhance species and ecosystems impacted by BC Hydro dams.Learn More
28 Projects 2017 - 18
19 Fish Projects
9 Wildlife Projects
$1.75M Invested in 2017-18 Projects
Our Coastal Region Board approved $1.75 million for 28 fish and wildlife projects to occur in 2017 – 2018. First Nations, stewardship groups, consultants, and agencies are leading the 19 fish and 9 wildlife projects that will help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by existing BC Hydro dams. Read our 2017 – 2018 project list.
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. See our provincial 2017 – 2018 project map.
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.
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.View FWCP Organization Chart
Coastal Region Board Members (August 2016) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.
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 impacted by BC Hydro dams. Read our project reports for results and outcomes.Download Report List
Apply anytime for a Community Engagement Grant. These grants are typically $500 to $1,000 and help stewardship groups and others take action to benefit local fish and wildlife.
We’ve finalized our new 2017 Action Plans for each of the 14 watersheds that make up our Coastal Region. We are now accepting grant applications for projects that align with the Priority Actions in our new 2017 Action Plans posted below.
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
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