Join the discussion: We’re updating our Columbia Region Action Plans

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Join the discussion

The FWCP is committed to seeking input from a broad range of perspectives to help inform updates to our  Action Plans. We’re hosting two online information sessions and eight half-day, technical workshops in April.

Please save the date. RSVP to fwcp@bchydro.com to let us know if you can join an online information session or a technical workshop.

Technical workshops
Valemount                       Monday, April 8
Golden                             Wednesday, April 10
Revelstoke                       Thursday, April 11
Nakusp                             Tuesday, April 16
Castlegar                          Wednesday, April 17
Kaslo                                 Thursday, April 18
Fernie                               Wednesday, April 24
Cranbrook                        Thursday, April 25

All workshops will start at 1 p.m. and adjourn by 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 and a light lunch will be provided.

Online information sessions
Thursday, April 4 from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. (Pacific time) and Tuesday, April 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Pacific time).

Log-in instructions and a final slide deck will be provided to all confirmed participants. Please RSVP to fwcp@bchydro.com and and let us know which online information session you want to attend.

If you can’t attend a workshop or online information session, please complete the short survey that will be posted here by March 25.

Subscribe and we will let you know about spring 2019 workshops to discuss updates to our Columbia Region Action Plans.

FWCP’s strategic plans (i.e. Action Plans) describe the strategies and priority actions needed to accomplish FWCP objectives at the basin or watershed-level. The Action Plans guide FWCP investments, and are referenced annually by our regional Boards to track progress toward implementation, set annual priorities and guide decision-making in setting out and approving the Annual Operating Plan for each region.

The updated Action Plans will build on the results of a desktop review of priority actions and projects (completed in September 2018), and a review of relevant provincial and regional strategies, planning documents, and other resources (fall 2018). Input from First Nations, agencies, stewardship groups, and others is central to the discussion about updating the plans and priority actions.

The updated Action Plans will be reviewed and approved by our Columbia Region Board. Final plans will include priority actions that support the FWCP’s strategic objectives, mission, and vision. Final, updated Action Plans are scheduled for completion in August 2019.

 

Columbia Region Action Plans

In the Columbia Region, the Basin Plan sets forth the strategic direction for the FWCP in the Columbia Region. It includes the vision, principles, policy context, and strategic objectives that form the foundation of the FWCP, as well as a short description of the Columbia Basin landscape and an overview of the hydroelectric facilities and footprint impacts created by those facilities.

Action Plans identify priority actions for the restoration, conservation and enhancement of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the Columbia Region. Taken together, the Basin Plan and accompanying Action Plans present the FWCP priorities for investments in compensation activities within the Columbia Basin. These plans also guide regional Board funding decisions, as all funded projects must align with one or more Action Plan priorities.

Currently, there are six Action Plans in the Columbia Region:

Action Plans were originally finalized in June 2012, with the exception of UKEEP, which was finalized in August 2014. The Riparian and Wetlands Action Plan was revised in September 2014 based on input received from stakeholders, and replaced the earlier (June 2012) version.

 


 

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