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$ 9.2 million for 97 fish and wildlife projects in 2019-2020
33 Coastal Region 2019-2020 fish and wildlife projects
38 Columbia Region 2019-2020 fish and wildlife projects
26 Peace Region 2019-2020 fish and wildlife projects
Each year we fund projects to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.
We share project results in our newsletter, annual reports, and through WildBytes, our quarterly e-letter.
Our projects can have immediate benefits to species and ecosystems. For example, if we fund a project to remove a culvert, fish passage can be improved right away. Other projects may take longer to show results. Our funding of recovery efforts for endangered Northern Leopard Frogs, caribou, and Vancouver Island Marmots are examples of where a longer-term commitment is needed before results will be evident.
Coastal Region — Salmon sanctuary protected in Great Bear Rainforest: the last unprotected private property at the mouth of the Bella Coola River has been protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The Tidal Flats Conservation Area protects inter-tidal marshes, mudflats and tidal channels that provide valuable habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and juvenile salmon. Upland areas of the property are forested with western red cedar and Sitka spruce.The FWCP is one of several funders of this important land purchase.Read more
Columbia Region — Predicting the location of huckleberry patches important to Grizzly Bears is key to habitat protection. In an FWCP-funded project, 1,179 potential huckleberry sites were visited—including 332 in 2019—and 768 were found to be used by Grizzly Bears. This dataset was used to create predictive modelling to apply to the East Kootenay, North Columbia, Central Purcell, Selkirks, Valhalla, and Granby regions to support local Grizzly habitat.Read more
Peace Region — Twenty-nine bats were captured near Williston Reservoir as part of a project to find out more about the maternal roosting habits of the federally endangered Northern Myotis. The FWCP-funded project uses capture and telemetry to follow reproductive females to maternal colonies and gather data for future habitat conservation. Thanks to Zonal Ecosystems and Wildlife Consultants Ltd. for leading the project.Read more
To make it easy for you to find project reports and results, we prepare and update searchable spreadhseets for each of our regions. Use these spreadsheets to find the report you want. Contact us anytime if you need help to find a FWCP project report.
Each FWCP region prepares an annual report that includes a financial overview and a summary of project results.
The annual reports are available by July of each year.Read our Annual Reports