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 existing BC Hydro dams.Peace Region project list
26 Total 2019 - 2020 Projects
9 Fish Projects 2019 - 2020
17 Wildlife Projects 2019 - 2020
$1.5M Invested in 2019 - 2020 Projects
Our Peace Region Board approved approximately $1.5 million for 26 fish and wildlife projects to be implemented April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020. First Nations, stewardship groups, consultants, and agencies are leading the 9 fish and 17 wildlife projects that will help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by existing BC Hydro dams.
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 FAQ. Subscribe 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.
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 our Peace Region.
Most fish and wildlife projects in FWCP’s Peace 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. See our Peace Region map.
A unique First Nations’ Working Group (FNWG) is actively involved in FWCP’s Peace Region. The FNWG is responsible for ensuring First Nations considerations and input are included in FWCP planning and projects.
Stay up to date with the latest news from our Peace Region with our WildBytes e-letter.View FWCP Organization Chart
Our First Nations Working Group (FNWG) was established in 2012 through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Doig River, Kwadacha, McLeod Lake, Nak’azdli, Prophet River, Saulteau, the Treaty 8 Tribal Association, Tsay Keh Dene, and West Moberly First Nations.
The FNWG ensures First Nations’ considerations and input are included in all aspects of our strategic planning, annual operating plans, project review, approval and initiation, and capacity-building.
To ensure early First Nation engagement in all FWCP projects, each grant applicant must submit a mandatory Notice of Intent (NOI) form prior to their grant application. The NOI helps grant-seekers identify contacts and incorporate First Nations input and recommendations into grant applications and projects. Contact the Regional Manager for more details.
Peace Region Board members (February 2019) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. Their work is supported by the First Nations Working Group.
Back row from left: Trevor Oussoren, Naomi Owens, Brian Paterson, Ray Pillipow, Michael Freer. Front row from left: Ross Peck, Wayne Sawchuk, Corey Erwin, Heather Middleton. Missing from photo: Luke Gleeson, Rosemarie Sam, Albert Isadore, Carolyn McCook, Tamara Dokkie, Bruce Muir, Gord Haines
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 existing BC Hydro dams. Read our project reports for results and outcomes.Download Report List
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.
Chelsea Coady is a professional biologist and has worked with First Nations, industry and government on sustainability and stewardship projects. She is experienced in environmental assessment and permitting processes, and has lived in the area for close to a decade since moving here from Ottawa to do her Masters of Science in Biology.
If you have any questions about the FWCP’s work in the Peace Region, please contact Chelsea. Subscribe and learn more about our projects, and how to apply for a grant.Contact
WildBytes Peace Region May 2019
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