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33 Coastal Region projects underway

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

Grants Available

Our annual grant intake is open, and our Coastal Region Board is now accepting grant applications for projects that align with our Coastal Region Watershed Action Plans. All grant applications are due Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Apply now.

Our Coastal Region Board is especially interested in funding actions identified as priority #1 in our Action Plans. Our Coastal Board has developed new guidance for research and information gathering projects, and all grant applicants in the Campbell River should eview our spawning habitat enhancement strategy. Read our Coastal Region grant requirements and guidance. Be sure to review past project reports and consider how you can build on completed work.

Join our free province-wide,  online information session about FWCP grants on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT. RSVP to

Action Plans

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.

Results? Read Our Reports

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

Community Engagement Grants

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. Apply anytime.


2019 - 2020 Projects

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.

FWCP 2019 – 2020 project map

Coastal Region 2019 – 2020 project list

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 FAQSubscribe 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.


Our Coastal Region

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.

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Our Coastal FWCP Board

Coastal Region Board Members (January 2018) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.

From left: Mark Peters, Larry Casper, Brian Assu, Jack Minard, Scott Barrett, Todd Manning, Adam Silverstein, Vivian Birch-Jones, and Laurel Stevens.

Coastal Region Board and Committee List

Our Coastal Region Manager

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.


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