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Explore 2022–2023 FWCP-funded projects

Use our interactive map to find out more about the 30 projects our Coastal Region board approved for 2022–2023.

Read our project list

30 Total 2022-23 Projects

18 Fish Projects 2022-23

12 Wildlife Projects 2022-23

$2.2M Total Funded 2022-23

New board members wanted

We’re looking for new board members! Join our Coastal Region board and help make decisions about projects we fund to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in 14 coastal watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams. Apply by October 28, 2022.

Contact our Coastal Region manger to learn more and get your application!

Apply for a grant

Our annual grant intake is now open. We are encouraging grant applications for proposed fish and wildlife projects that align with our Coastal Region Action Plans (see below). Read our regional guidance for grant applicants.

Grant applications are due Friday, October 28, 2022 by 4 p.m. PT / 5 p.m MT and must be submitted through our online grant management system. Learn more.

Learn more at an online information session:
October 4 Overview of our grants and action plans
Find out what grants we offer and how to align your project idea with our regional action plans. Get answers to your questions and tips to help you succeed! Register now.

Let’s talk: We want to make it as easy as possible for you to submit a grant application. Contact Julie Fournier, our Coastal Region manager, anytime! She’s ready to answer your questions.

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.

2022–2023 fish & wildlife projects

Our Coastal Region board approved more than ~$2.2 million for 30 projects for 2022–2023. These projects will help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.

The projects—18 fish and 12 wildlife—will be delivered by Indigenous Nations, communities and businesses, as well as agencies, stewardship groups, and consultants. Together, the projects will help conserve and restore important aquatic and terrestrial habitats, improve fish passage for salmon, help secure conservation lands, strengthen the use of Indigenous eco-cultural restoration techniques, and support many at-risks species, including Vancouver Island marmots, northern spotted owls, western-painted turtles, whitebark pine, and others.

Read our Coastal Region 2022–2023 Project List, look at our project map, and scroll up to explore our interactive map.

Our three regional boards have approved funding for 37 fish and 58 wildlife projects for 2022–2023, including 30 in our Coastal Region, 40 in our Columbia Region, and 25 in our Peace Region. Together, the boards approved over ~$9.8 million.

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.

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

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