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Use our interactive map to learn more about the projects we're funding in our Coastal Region to help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.

Coastal Region project list

28 Total 2020-21 Projects

15 Fish Projects 2020-21

13 Wildlife Projects 2020-21

$1.7M Total Funded 2020-21

34 grant applications received

This fall our Coastal Region received 34 grant applications for fish and wildlife projects in 2021-2022. The applications are going through a three-stage review and our regional board will finalize funding decisions in early 2021.

Grant applications were received from First Nations, non-governmental organizations, consultants, and agencies. The total ask for FWCP funds is just over $2.1 million.

All grant applicants will be notified of our board’s decisions about projects and funding by the end of February. Read our information kit for approved grant applicants in 2021-2022 so you know what information we’ll need next and what to expect after contribution agreements are finalized.

2020-2021 Projects

Our Coastal Region Board approved $1.7 million for 28 fish and wildlife projects to be implemented April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021. First Nations, stewardship groups, consultants, and agencies are leading the 15 fish and 13 wildlife projects that will help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.

Learn more about our projects: explore our interactive map above, read our 2020-2021 project list, and see our investment map.

Some projects–such as hands-on restoration work–may result in immediate benefits to fish or wildlife. Other projects–such as research and information gathering–may help improve the scientific understanding of species or ecosystems, and contribute to long-term decision-making and planning management actions.

Read our annual newsletter for project results and updates from each of our regions including projects funded in 2019-2020.

Learn more about why we’re funded by BC Hydro, the projects we fund and how you can apply for a grant. Read our FAQSubscribe and we will keep you posted on project updates, results, grant deadlines and FWCP events. Final reports and results for all FWCP projects are posted online.


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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