Provincial Map

38 Columbia 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.

Columbia Region project list

38 Total 2019 - 2020 Projects

10 Fish Projects 2019 - 2020

28 Wildlife Projects 2019 - 2020

$5.8M Invested in 2019 - 2020 Projects

Grants Available

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

Read our Columbia Region grant requirements and guidance. Be sure to review past project reports and consider how you can build on completed work.

Our Columbia Region Board is encouraging grant applications for proposed projects to be delivered within the northern portion of the FWCP’s Columbia Region (i.e. North Columbia sub-region), which is bordered by Revelstoke and Golden in the south, and Valemount in the north.

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

2019 Action Plans

We have identified conservation priorities for fish and wildlife in each of our three regions: Coastal, Columbia and Peace. The priorities 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 guide our grant decisions. We fund projects that align with our updated, 2019 Columbia Region Action Plans. These plans are based on outcomes from our 2018-2019 engagement process, and our 2018 Strategic Project Review. Be sure to review our updated, Columbia Region: Overview & Action Plans, and our regional guidance for grant applicants before starting your fall 2019 grant application.

Our Columbia Region Annual Ongoing Fisheries Program Five Year Plan 2019-2024, which details our delivery approach for directed fisheries priorities/projects, is now available. Please refer to this plan if you are considering a grant application for a fisheries project. Note: directed projects are not eligible for funding through our annual grant intake. Contact the Columbia Region Manager for more information.

2019 - 2020 Projects

Our Columbia Region Board approved $5.8 million for 38 fish and wildlife projects to be implemented April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020. First Nations, stewardship groups, consultants, and agencies are leading the 10 fish and 28 wildlife projects that will help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watershed impacted by BC Hydro dams.

FWCP 2019 – 2020 project map

Columbia 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.

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.


Our Columbia Region

local Board made up of BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., First Nations, and Public Stakeholders, guides the work of the FWCP and is responsible for approving all FWCP projects in the Columbia Region. Map of our Columbia Region.

Many of our annual and ongoing projects are delivered with support from the Province of B.C. through a letter of agreement (LOA) between the FWCP and the Province. Annual and ongoing projects include our nutrient restoration programs, operation of spawning channels, species’ recovery, and ecosystem enhancement projects. Several of our annual and ongoing contracts and agreements are administered by BC Hydro on behalf of the FWCP. We support high priority land securement projects in our Columbia Region. Read our annual report. 

Stay up to date with the latest news from our Columbia Region with our WildBytes e-letter.


View FWCP Organization Chart

Our Board

Columbia Region Board members are responsible for guiding our work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.

Board members: Moss Giasson (Public Representative), Howie Wright (Okanagan Nation Alliance Representative), Misun Kang (Ktunaxa Nation Council Representative), John Krebs (Co-chair, Province of BC), Rob Neil (Public Representative), Damien Joly (Province of BC), Trevor Oussoren (Co-chair, FWCP Program Manager), Wendy Booth, (Public Representative), Kim Cox (BC Hydro). Missing: Secwepemc Nation Representative.

Columbia Region Board and Committee List

Our Columbia Region Manager

Crystal Klym has more than 15 years’ experience in conservation, sustainable natural resource management, and environmental stewardship.

If you have any questions about the FWCP’s work in the Columbia Region, please contact Crystal. Subscribe and learn more about our projects, and how to apply for a grant.


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