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Coming Soon: 2018 - 2019 Coastal Region Projects

Our Coastal Region Board has approved projects and a budget for 2018 - 2019. We are updating our Coastal Region project list and map now and will publish our new projects in March. Approved projects help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.

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28 Projects 2017 - 18

19 Fish Projects

9 Wildlife Projects

$1.75M Invested in 2017-18 Projects

New Projects

Our Coastal Region Board approved 2018 – 2019 funding for fish and wildlife projects. Each project approved aligns with the priority actions in our watershed Action Plans. A project list and updated map will be available in March. If your grant is approved, please prepare for the next steps. Read our information kit for grant recipients.

2017 - 2018 Grants At Work

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.

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.

View FWCP Organization Chart

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

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 impacted by BC Hydro dams. Read our project reports for results and outcomes.

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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.

2017 Action Plans

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.

Read our Overview of Coastal Region Watershed Action Plans for more details on our Action Plans and Priority Actions. Contact us if you have questions.

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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