Peace Region Action Plans
Our Action Plans guide FWCP investments in fish and wildlife projects, and are referenced annually by our regional Boards to track progress toward implementation, set annual priorities, and guide decision-making in setting out and approving the Annual Operating Plan for each region. Actions in our Action Plans are eligible for FWCP funding and align with our vision, mission, and geographic scope.
Our Peace Region Action Plans were finalized in 2014, and have been used since then to guide more than $7.1 million in project funding toward more than 114 projects. Read our Strategic Project Review for more about our progress.
Thanks to everyone who reviewed our final draft action plans and provided comments by July 6, 2020. Your input will be considered as we finalize the action plans prior to the launch of our annual grant intake. Our final updated 2020 action plans will be posted here by August 12 and should be reviewed by anyone applying for an FWCP grant in 2020.
The ecosystem-based action plans have been updated to reflect emerging issues and ecological priorities, and to define priority actions eligible for funding to help conserve and enhance priority species, upland areas, wetland and riparian areas, as well as rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.
A new cross-ecosystem action plan includes several broad actions that apply to more than one ecosystem. A new overview document provides important context for our work in the region and serves as a guide to our action plans.
How were the action plans developed?
The updated draft action plans are based on the outcomes of a strategic project review, early engagement in late 2019 and early 2020 with our FWCP partners, subject matter experts across the region, and input received during broad public and stakeholder engagement conducted from March to May 2020.
Input from Indigenous Nations was a key consideration in our updated action plans, which place more emphasis on culturally important species, engaging with Indigenous Nations at the project development stage, and the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and values.
Our Peace Region board will consider input received during the public comment period from June 15 to July 6, 2020, and the final updated action plans will be posted on fwcp.ca in August 2020 before our annual grant intake opens. Anyone applying for a grant should review our 2020 Peace Region action plans once they are finalized. Our 2014 action plans have been archived for reference only. They no longer provide current guidance on our priorities or projects eligible for FWCP funding.
Thank you for your input on draft action tables
Thanks to everyone who took part in our engagement process from March 23 to May 1, 2020 to discuss updates to our Peace Region Action Plans. The input we received from three online information sessions, three technical workshops and our online feedback form will be reviewed and considered as we finalize draft updates to our Peace Region Action Plans.
Videos of our online discussions are available for your review.
Our FWCP Governance Manual recommends action plans are updated every five years. Updates will:
- ensure the FWCP’s priority actions build on past projects, results, and recommendations for future work;
- help align our projects with relevant objectives of our program partners (i.e. Province of BC, First Nations, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, BC Hydro and Public Stakeholders)
- acknowledge and address emerging issues, and address ecological priorities, as appropriate for the FWCP; and
- confirm that FWCP-funded projects align with the FWCP vision and mission.