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Explore 2023–2024 FWCP-funded projects

Use our interactive map to find out more about the 28 projects our Coastal Region board approved for 2023–2024.

Read our project list

28 Total 2023-24 Projects

17 Fish Projects 2023-24

11 Wildlife Projects 2023-24

$2.4M Total Funded 2023-24

Apply for a grant

Our annual grant intake is now open. Apply for a fish or wildlife grant that aligns with priority actions in any of our watershed-based action plans. Coastal Region grant applicants are not required to submit a notice of intent. Grant applications are due Monday, October 30, 2023 at 4 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. MT. Learn more.

Join our fish technical committee

Our Vancouver Island fish technical committee is looking for a new member. If you have connections to stewardship groups, hands-on experience helping conserve and enhance fish and their habitat, and you have the time, please apply by Friday, September 29. Learn more.

Results? Read Our Reports

Each year, stewardship groups, First Nations, agencies and consultants receive grants from us to deliver fish and wildlife projects. These projects align with our Action Plans, and help us fulfil our mission to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. Read our project reports for results and outcomes.

Download Report List

Community Engagement Grants

Our Community Engagement Grants are typically $500 to $1,000 and help stewardship groups and others take action to benefit local fish and wildlife.

Apply now. We accept applications for Community Engagement Grants all year, on a first come, first served basis.


2023–2024 fish & wildlife projects

Salmon, bears, bats, turtles, elk, marmots and Canada’s most endangered owl are among the species that will benefit from the ~$2.4 million and 28 projects approved by our Coastal Region board.

Funding to continue improving fish passage in Lower Mainland watersheds and the Cheakamus River Watershed will continue. Our board also approved funding to continue eco-cultural restoration in the Campbell River and Puntledge River watersheds and committed funding to help conserve important fish and riparian habitat in the Puntledge River Watershed. Salmon stewardship work and research into drought and streamflows will continue in the Shuswap River Watershed.

This year, our board approved funding to support a process to update our 14 watershed-based action plans.

Read our Coastal Region 2023–2024 project list, look at our project map, and scroll up to explore our interactive map.

Action Plans

We have identified conservation priorities for fish and wildlife in each of our three regions: Coastal, Columbia and Peace. These priorities and recommended actions are reflected in a series of watershed and ecosystem-based action plans that vary by region.

These plans recommend specific projects and priorities, and guide our grant decisions. In our Coastal Region, we fund projects that align with our 14 Coastal Region watershed-based action plans. Be sure to read our Overview of Coastal Region Watershed Action Plans.

Our Coastal Region

A local Board made up of BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and public stakeholders, guides the work of the FWCP and is responsible for approving all FWCP projects in the 14 watersheds that make up our Coastal Region. Map of our Coastal Region.

Most fish and wildlife projects in FWCP’s Coastal Region are funded through FWCP grants, but our Board may choose to direct projects and approve funding to address regional priorities. Read our annual report.

In our Coastal Region, FWCP is a voluntary initiative funded by BC Hydro.

Stay up to date with the latest news from our Coastal Region with our regional e-letter.

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Our Coastal Region Board

Coastal Region Board Members (June 2022) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.

Board members from left: Scott Barrett, Todd Manning, Ryan Stewart, Laurie Kremsater, Larry Casper, Dale Desrochers. Missing: Brian Assu, Mark Peters, and Jack Minard.

Coastal Region Board and Committee List

Our Coastal Region Manager

Julie Fournier has been with BC Hydro since 2007 and has extensive knowledge of our Coastal Region where she has been implementing Water Use Plans (WUPs). Throughout her work she has advanced and strengthened relationships with First Nations, stakeholders and the public. Outside of work you will most likely find Julie hiking and camping with family and friends.

If you have any questions about the FWCP’s work in the Coastal Region, please contact Julie.


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