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Explore our Coastal Region 2024–2025 projects

Use our interactive map to find out more about the 27 projects our Coastal Region board approved for 2024–2025.

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27 Total 2024-25 Projects

14 Fish Projects 2024-25

13 Wildlife Projects 2024-25

$1.7M Total Funded 2024-25

2024–2025 fish & wildlife projects

Board approves 27 fish & wildlife projects 

Our Coastal Region board approved more than ~ $1.7 million for 27 projects for 2024-2025. The projects—14 fish and 13 wildlife—will be delivered by First Nations, communities and businesses, as well as agencies, stewardship groups, and consultants.

The projects align with our priorities for riparian areas, wetlands, uplands, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. The projects are diverse and support a wide range of species including sockeye, Chinook, chum and other salmonids, as well as bats, western painted turtles, black swifts, western screech-owls, and whitebark pine.

The 2024-2025 projects will support recovery of the endangered Vancouver Island marmot, the captive breeding of endangered northern spotted owls, and restoration of a former sawmill to support salmon populations and habitat improvements. Work to restore and improve flows in the Cheakamus River estuary and projects to support improvements to fish passage in Lower Mainland watersheds will continue.

Read our Coastal Region 2024–2025 project list, look at our project map, and scroll up to explore our interactive map.

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.

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Grants Available Now

In addition to our annual intake of grant applications – which will open again in August 2024 – we have three grants available all year, until the funding is allocated.

Community Engagement Grants up to $1,500 to help stewardship groups and others

Seed Grants up to $5,000 to explore the feasibility of your project idea

Land Securement Grants are available all year. Contact a region manager.


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 (October 2023) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.

Board members pictured, left to right: Mark Peters, Ryan Stewart, Scott Barrett, Laurie Kremsater, Glen Cartwright, Scott Northrup, Ian Routley, and Larry Casper. 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.


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