Our three regional boards approved $9.4 million for 100 projects in 2021–2022, including 31 projects in our Coastal Region, 43 in our Columbia Region, and 26 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.
100 Total 2021-22 Projects
31 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
Improving fish passage in our Peace Region More than 14 linear kilometres of stream habitat have been assessed in the Parsnip River Watershed near Mackenzie. The assessments were carried out over 17 separate streams above […]
Studying Lake Trout in our Peace Region A four-year, FWCP-funded project on lake trout in the Williston Reservoir is now complete and the outcomes give us more insight into the behaviour and movements of lake […]