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Explore 18 fish and 13 wildlife projects

Use our interactive map to find out more about the 31 projects our Coastal Region board approved for 2021–2022. These projects will help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.

2021-2022 Coastal Region project list

31 Total 2021-22 Projects

18 Fish Projects 2021-22

13 Wildlife Projects 2021-22

$2.4M Total Funded 2021-22

31 projects approved for 2021-2022

Our Coastal Region board approved $2.4 million for 31 projects for 2021–2022. The projects will be delivered by Indigenous groups, agencies, stewardship groups, consultants, and others.

The approved fish projects support salmon in all phases across the region—from enhancing spawning habitat in the Campbell River to improving fish passage opportunities in several watersheds and from adding nutrients through carcass distribution to supporting hatchery activities.

The wildlife-based projects are contributing to the recovery efforts of several endangered species, including northern spotted owls, Vancouver Island marmots, and whitebark pine.

Read our 2021–2022 Coastal Region project list. Download our project map. Find out about the projects we are funding in our Columbia and Peace regions. Read our information kit for approved grant applicants.

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 fulfill our mission to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. Read our project reports for results and outcomes.

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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.


Action Plans

We have identified conservation priorities for fish and wildlife in each of our three regions: Coastal, Columbia and Peace. The priority issues and recommended actions are reflected in a series of Basin, Action and Watershed Plans that vary by region.

These plans recommend specific projects and priorities, and are used to guide our grant decisions. We fund projects that align with these Action Plans, so be sure your proposed project is in alignment with local conservation priorities. Contact us if you have questions. 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 WildBytes e-letter.

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Our Coastal Region Board

Coastal Region Board Members (September 2019) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.

From left: Larry Casper, Jack Minard, Todd Manning, Adam Silverstein, Scott Barrett, Laurie Kremsater, Laurel Stevens, Mark Peters. Missing: Brian Assu.

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. Subscribe and learn more about our projects, and how to apply for a grant.


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