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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.View FWCP Organization Chart
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, Jack Minard
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.Contact
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