Our three regional boards approved $10.2 million for 89 projects in 2023–2024, including 28 projects in our Coastal Region, 33 in our Columbia Region, and 28 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.
89 Total 2023-24 Projects
28 Coastal Region Projects
33 Columbia Region Projects
28 Peace Region Projects
In 2023–2024, our regional boards approved ~$10.2 million for 89 fish and wildlife projects. Our Coastal Region board approved 28 projects, our Columbia Region approved 33 projects, and our Peace Region approved 28 projects. Read our project lists. Visit our Coastal, Columbia and Peace region interactive project map. Download our project map.
A wide range of species and ecosystems will benefit from the projects approved in our Coastal, Columbia and Peace regions. Some projects will result in immediate benefits to species, others will fill important data gaps that will help define future conservation actions, and some are multi-year projects that build on work and results year-over-year. Regardless, all projects support our vision of thriving fish and wildlife in watersheds that are functioning and sustainable.
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 fulfil 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, and coho, will be the focus of several projects approved by our board for 2023–2024. Several other projects focus on endangered species, including Vancouver Island marmots, northern spotted owls, and Morrison Creek lamprey.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 2023–2024.View See Action Plans
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