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

Basin & 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.

Our Columbia Region Annual Ongoing Fisheries Program Five Year Plan 2018-2023 details our priorities for fisheries in the Columbia Region. Refer to this plan if you are considering a grant application for a fisheries project.

Draft Action Plans

Updated 2019 draft Action Plans for our Columbia Region are now available for final public review until Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Review our draft updated Action Plans. Use our online feedback form.

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.

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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.

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 core projects, (i.e. annual ongoing projects) are delivered with support from the Province of B.C. through a letter of agreement (LOA) between the FWCP and the Province. Core projects include nutrient restoration programs, the 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 lead our land securement projects. Read our annual report. 

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


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Our Local FWCP Board

Columbia Region Board members (January 2019) are responsible for guiding our work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.

From left: David Tesch (Province of BC), Moss Giasson (Public Representative), Howie Wright (Okanagan Nation Alliance Representative), Misun Kang (Ktunaxa Nation Council Representative), John Krebs (Province of BC), Rob Neil (Public Representative), Trevor Oussoren (FWCP Program Manager), Rick Morley (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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