The FWCP is conserving and enhancing fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. With annual funding from BC Hydro, our independent regional Boards approve funding for fish and wildlife projects. These projects align with our action plans.
99 Total 2021-22 Projects
30 Coastal Region Projects
43 Columbia Region Projects
26 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.
Salmon species – including Sockeye, Chum, Chinook, Pink, Coho and Kokanee – will be the focus of several projects approved by our board for 2021-2022. 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 2021-2022. We will also continue our multi-year project to investigate limiting factors affecting moose in the Peace Region.View See Action Plans
Controlling invasive plants in Tobacco Plains Indian Reserve A project using 195 goats to manage the invasive plant sulphur cinquefoil on eight hectares of rangeland on the Tobacco Plains Indian Reserve is working. Following the […]
Nesting structures monitored and maintained Monitoring and maintaining habitat structures—like these nest boxes in our Peace Region—is an important part of the work we fund. This nest box and others in the Parsnip Arm, have […]
Studying Arctic Grayling in our Peace Region Snorkeling counts of Arctic grayling in long-term index sections of the Parsnip River Watershed were the highest on record for five of the six sites surveyed. This project […]