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
(March 23, 2017) 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.
We’re part way through a process to update action plans for each of the 14 watersheds where we operate in our Coastal Region. We’re talking with technical experts, First Nations, stakeholders and community members in our Coastal Region to review conservation priorities and projects within our mandate. Join the discussion here. Attend a spring 2017 workshop. Subscribe and we’ll keep you posted.
We’ll be accepting grant applications in fall 2017. Subscribe and we’ll let you know when dates are finalized.
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
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.
Starting in November 2016, we’ll be hosting discussions to help renew and update all of our Coastal Region Action plans. Join the discussion.
Julie Fournier joins the FWCP as Manager of our Coastal Region. She 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.Contact
Coastal Region Board Members (November 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.
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