Our Coastal Region Board approved $1.9 million for 41 fish and wildlife projects underway now. These projects help conserve and enhance a diversity of species and ecosystems. We're accepting grant applications now for projects starting in 2017. Find out more about our grants and Action Plans.Learn More
41 Total 2016-17 Projects
23 Fish Projects
18 Wildlife Projects
$1.9M Invested in 2016-17 Projects
Our annual intake of grant applications is now open. All completed online grant applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, October 28, 2016.
Read our Grant Application Information Kit.
All grant seekers must use our online grant application. New grant-seekers will need to register first and returning grant-seekers can use their existing login credentials to start a new online grant application. Grant applications are due by 5:00 pm (pacific time), Friday, October 28, 2016.
Read our Grant Application Information Kit.Apply Now
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.
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.
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.
In our Coastal Region, FWCP is a voluntary initiative funded by BC Hydro.View FWCP Organization Chart
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.
Within its Coastal Region, FWCP is funding 41 fish and wildlife projects for a total of $1.9 million in 2016-17. Across the province, FWCP is funding more than 116 fish and wildlife projects for a […]
With funding from the FWCP, work is underway to increase available habitat for Fishers. See for yourself how things are going. Video: Fishers Try Out New Dens
Puslumcw (Wet Ground) Wetland & Riparian Survey The project’s goal is to establish the extent and health of the wetlands and connectivity of the riparian areas in the region, to see if they can be conserved […]