Our Coastal Region Board has approved $1.9 million for 41 projects that will benefit a diversity of species and ecosystems.
Click on our Coastal Region map to learn more about new projects underway in 2016-17.
41 Total 2016-17 Projects
23 Fish Projects
18 Wildlife Projects
$1.9M Invested in 2016-17 Projects
In 2016-17, the FWCP Coastal Board has approved funding for 41 projects that will help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by BC Hydro dams. Read our Coastal Region 2016-17 Project Summary and view our 2016-17 Project Overview Map.
A diversity of species-at-risk including marmots, owls, caribou, and their habitats, will benefit from the projects funded by FWCP. Projects will be delivered by First Nations, non-government agencies, and others across the Coastal Region.
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.
In 2015-16, our Coastal Region Board approved 41 projects for a total investment of approximately $2 million in 14 watersheds where BC Hydro operates in our Coastal Region. Learn more about projects delivered in 2015-16. Read our Coastal Region 2015-16 Project Summary or explore our regional map. Read our latest Newsletter.
Each year we invite grant applications for projects that align with our Coastal Region Action Plans. Our 2017-18 grant in-take will open in summer 2016. Grants are due in November 2016, and our local Board will make funding decisions in early 2017. Contact us if you have questions.
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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.
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.
In our Coastal Region, FWCP is a voluntary initiative funded by BC Hydro.View FWCP Organization Chart
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.
Trevor Oussoren has worked on fisheries issues and environmental issues across B.C. for two decades. In 2012 Trevor started as Manager for the FWCP’s Columbia Region. In 2014 he took on the dual-role of Coastal Regional Manager and Program Manager with oversight for the FWCP’s activities in each region. If you have any questions about the FWCP’s work in the Coastal Region, please contact Trevor.Contact
Coastal Region Board Members (April 2016) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. From left: Larry Casper, Vivian Birch-Jones, Kim Cox, Jack Minard and Scott Barrett. Missing from photo: Ken Farquharson, Adam Silverstein, Fran Genaille, and Brian Assu. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.
Survey of Two Tributary Creeks in the Courtenay River Estuary This project will conduct preliminary topographic surveys of both Glen Urquhart and Mallard creeks to determine options for future stream restoration. Habitat features, such as pools and […]
Upper Squamish River Habitat Restoration Project This project involves restoring several important salmonid watercourses in the upper Squamish River Watershed, including High Falls Creek (adjacent to the Daisy Reservoir Penstocks), Branch 100 Creek, and Mile 22 Creek, […]
Seton River Corridor Conservation Restoration Project: Phase 4 This project engages disparate stakeholders to facilitate the development and implementation of a Seton River Corridor Conservation and Restoration Plan, with the aim of enhancing and increasing valuable habitat […]