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
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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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.View See Action Plans
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.View See Action Plans
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 […]
Conserving wildlife corridors in the face of climate change Twelve wildlife corridors in our Columbia Region have been identified as part of the Kootenay Connect: Riparian Wildlife Corridors for Climate Change project. It aims to […]
Enhancing Caribou Survival in the Klinse-Za Herd The Klinse-Za caribou herd—near extirpation less than ten years ago—has tripled in number thanks to recovery efforts led by the West Moberly First Nations and Saulteau First Nations […]