95 projects approved for 2022–2023

Our three regional boards approved $9.8 million for 95 projects in 2022–2023, including 30 projects in our Coastal Region, 40 in our Columbia Region, and 25 in our Peace Region.

The work being done through these project supports the FWCP’s vision of thriving fish and wildlife populations in watersheds that are functioning and sustainable.

95 Total 2022-23 Projects

30 Coastal Region Projects

40 Columbia Region Projects

25 Peace Region Projects

How We Operate

The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) conserves and enhances fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. The FWCP is funded annually by BC Hydro. The FWCP directs those funds towards priority actions across its three regions to fulfill its mission and work towards its vision of thriving fish and wildlife populations in watersheds that are functioning and sustainable.

By funding projects to support fish and wildlife populations in our Coastal, Columbia and Peace Regions, the FWCP is fulfilling BC Hydro’s applicable water licence obligations and voluntary commitments to compensate for fish and wildlife impacts.

BC Hydro is actively engaged in the FWCP and works in equal partnership with the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and public stakeholders by participating on FWCP’s regional Boards. The FWCP’s three independent regional Boards review and approve all project funding decisions and annual operating plans.

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Our Regions

Coastal Region

Salmon species, including sockeye, chum, Chinook, pink, coho, and kokanee, will be the focus of several projects approved by our board for 2022–2023. Several other projects focus on endangered species, including Vancouver Island marmots, northern spotted owls, and whitebark pine trees.

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Peace Region

Caribou, bats, migratory birds, moose, bull trout, Arctic grayling, wetland and riparian species, and others will benefit from the projects that were approved by the board for 2022–2023.

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Columbia Region

Caribou, bull trout, kokanee, grizzly bears, wetland species, at-risk reptiles, waterfowl, and other species will benefit from the projects approved by our board in 2022–2023.

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