Four wetlands assessed

Identifying opportunities for wetland restoration Four wetlands in the Finlay Reach of the Williston Reservoir have been assessed to help understand the distribution of wetlands prior to inundation and identify potential restoration options. At three […]

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Photo: Chu Cho Environmental

Restoration of Kus-kus-sum conservation land continues

Restoring riparian habitat in the Puntledge River Watershed A building covering 233 m2 was demolished and 117 m2 of concrete was removed from the former sawmill site. An updated restoration design was completed, alongside a […]

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Photo: Comox Valley Project Watershed Society

5,700 whitebark pine seedlings planted

Supporting endangered East Kootenay Whitebark Pine More than 5,700 whitebark pine seedlings were planted near Boswell, Kimberley, and the Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston. Whitebark pine is a endangered and keystone species in high-elevation […]

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Photo: K. North

Over 4,000 Chinook fry collected

Portage Creek Chinook Conservation Enhancement In 2020, six females from the declining Portage Creek Chinook population and 11 males were spawned, resulting in an egg take of 27,020, and about 4,000 offspring were safely released […]

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Chinook Photo: iStock randimal

Over 40 ponds surveyed for western toad habitat use

Habitat restoration and priority trials for amphibians Forty-two road ponds (i.e., flooded road ditch habitat) along the Webberly Forest Service Road were surveyed for use by at-risk western toads. A total of 30 individuals were […]

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Peace Region: Alaska Highway News Articles

Alaska Highway News articles Sharing results about the projects we fund, and information about our project planning and delivery is a priority for us. In our Peace Region, we help tell our story by submitting […]

Peace Region

You’re invited: caribou recovery presentation

UNBC public presentation: navigating the uncertain and difficult road to restoration and recovery of Klinse-Za caribou Guest presenter: Dr. Scott McNay Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Time: 12:00 p.m. (PST) Location: (online) unbc.ca/nres-institute/colloquium-webcasts 2020-2021 colloquium […]

Peace Region

2,889 summer-run Chinook samples genotyped

Studying summer Chinook in the Puntledge River Watershed Tissue sampling for this study began in 2013. In total, 2,889 samples were successfully genotyped. There was no significant effect (p > 0.05) of parental return time […]

Coastal Region

7,900 ha of critical habitat protected

Making Darkwoods “whole” – an extra 7,900 ha of protected habitat The FWCP has been a significant contributor to the purchase and ongoing stewardship of the Darkwoods Conservation Area south of Nelson, which is owned […]

Columbia Region

New Wildlife Habitat Area for Northern Goshawks

Research leads to new Wildlife Habitat Area for Northern Goshawks An FWCP-funded Northern Goshawk survey has contributed to a new a new 182.5-hectare Wildlife Habitat Area (WHA) west of Bella Coola. The original survey, led […]

Coastal Region

FWCP conserves 300 hectares

Land securement Funding land acquisition or securement is one of FWCP’s most effective tools to compensate for habitat loss resulting from the construction of BC Hydro dams. Land securement is when private land is purchased […]

Provincial Region

Update on Mugaha Marsh Bird Banding Station

Volunteers “Drive” Bird Banding Station at Mugaha Marsh The Mackenzie Nature Observatory receives funding from the FWCP to help deliver its annual migratory bird banding program at Mugaha Marsh. More than 2,300 volunteer-hours were logged […]

Peace Region

Fisher Behaviour Captured on Video

Fisher Behaviour Shown in Rare Video Footage Female Fishers require tree cavities for reproduction, as they provide a secure environment for kits by regulating temperature extremes and limiting predator access. Sometimes, predation can come from […]

Coastal Region

Input on the Quinsam River Plan

Invitation to provide input on the Quinsam River plan A’Tlegay Fisheries Society received funding from the FWCP to complete the Quinsam River Fish Habitat Restoration Plan. The goal is to provide a list of achievable […]

Coastal Region