Our Peace Region Board has approved $970,000 for 20 projects that will benefit a diversity of species and ecosystems.
Click on our Peace Region map to learn more about new projects underway in 2016-17.
20 Total 2016-17 Projects
8 Fish Projects
12 Wildlife Projects
$970K Invested in 2016-17 Projects
In 2016-17, the FWCP Peace Board has approved funding for 20 projects that will help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by BC Hydro dams. Read our Peace Region 2016-17 Project Summary and view our 2016-17 Project Overview Map.
A diversity of species-at-risk including caribou, bull trout, wolverines 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 Peace 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.
In 2015-16, our Peace Region Board approved 22 projects for a total investment of approximately $785,000 in our Peace Region, which includes Dinosaur and Williston reservoirs. Learn more about projects delivered in 2015-16. Read our Peace Region 2015-16 Project Summary or explore our regional map. Read our latest Newsletter.
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.
Each year we invite grant applications for projects that align with our Peace Region Action Plans. Our 2017-18 grant in-take will open on July 15, 2016. You must submit your mandatory Notice of Intent to us by September 21 ,2016. Grants applications are due October 28, 2016, and our local Board will make funding decisions in early 2017. Contact us if you have questions.
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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.
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.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.
Dan Bouillon has experience working on environmental issues related to hydro operations. He has developed recovery plans for endangered species, and has experience collaborating with First Nations.
If you have any questions about the FWCP’s work in the Peace Region, please contact Dan.Contact
Peace Region Board members (pictured as of fall 2015) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. Their work is supported by the First Nations Working Group. From left: Ross Peck, George Desjarlais, T. Rosemarie Sam, Wayne Sawchuck, Gord Haines, Trevor Oussoren, Jason Lee, Norm Bilodeau, Eric LoFroth, Rian Hill, Luke Gleeson, Alec Chingee, Robin Tsakoza. Missing: Luke Gleeson, Debbie Beattie, and Teena Demeulemeester. Peace Region Board Committee and First Nations Working Group Members.
Mercury Data Collection Underway in 2016 Our Peace Region Board approved a comprehensive study to collect tissue samples from fish in the Williston and Dinosaur Reservoirs and tributaries, in order to measure mercury concentrations. The […]
Within its Peace Region, FWCP is funding 20 fish and wildlife projects for more than $970,000 in 2016-17. Many projects funded in our Peace Region involve local First Nations. Across the province, FWCP is funding more than 116 […]
Conservation of Caribou in the Scott West Herd Area Through community engagement (signage, social media, newspaper, radio and hunter interviews) and the use of remotely activated cameras, this project’s goal is to assess the likelihood of a […]