Coastal Region Watershed Action Plans

Comments on Draft Action Plans Due August 21, 2017

In late 2016, we started discussions with technical experts, agencies, First Nations, public stakeholders, and communities about updating the Action Plans for the 14 watersheds that make up our Coastal Region.

Draft Action Plans for these watersheds are now available for public comment:

Alouette River Watershed (Mission)
Bridge-Seton River Watersheds (Lillooet)
Cheakamus River Watershed (Squamish)
Clowhom River Watershed (webinar)
Coquitlam River Watershed (Port Coquitlam) 
Jones Lake – Wahleach Creek Watershed (webinar)
Shuswap River Watershed (Vernon)
Stave River Watershed (Mission)

Please send your written comments to our Coastal Region Manager, Julie Fournier, at Julie.fournier@bchydro.com by Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12 noon PDT.

Thanks to everyone who commented by the deadline on our draft Action Plans for these watersheds:

Ash River Watershed (Port Alberni)
Campbell River Watershed (Campbell River)
Clayton Falls Creek Watershed  (webinar)
Falls River Watershed (webinar)
Jordan River Watershed (Sooke)
Puntledge River Watershed (Courtenay)

We are finalizing these plans now and will post final Action Plans by September.

What’s Next?

We will review all comments and finalize our Action Plans when the public comment period ends.

Final 2017 Coastal Region Action Plans will be posted by September 2017.

Grant applicants should review these updated action plans when developing grant applications due October 27, 2017.

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About Our Draft Watershed Action Plans

We want our Watershed Action Plans to reflect local conservation priorities and potential projects. Our draft Watershed Action Plans include many good ideas we heard during our discussions and our community workshops.

We fund projects that align with our mission, which is to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by construction of BC Hydro dams in watersheds where BC Hydro operates. This means that some conservation and enhancement ideas we heard were beyond our scope, and may not be included in our draft Watershed Action Plans. Please see fwcp.ca/apply-for-funding for funding-related FAQs.

Our Coastal Region

Our Coastal Region includes 14 watersheds on Vancouver Island, in the Lower Mainland, and select Coastal and Interior watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. Our work to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by BC Hydro dams in our Coastal Region is a voluntary initiative. Learn more. Subscribe.

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