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Explore 11 fish and 32 wildlife projects

Use our interactive map to find out more about the 43 wildlife projects our Columbia 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 Columbia Region project list

43 Total 2021-22 Projects

11 Fish Projects 2021-22

32 Wildlife Projects 2021-22

$5.7M Total Funded 2021-22

43 projects approved for 2021-2022

Our Columbia Region board approved $5.7 million for 43 projects in 2021–2022. The projects will be delivered by Indigenous groups, agencies, stewardship groups, consultants, and others.

The projects will support habitat restoration and conservation, enhance habitat connectivity, and help secure priority conservation lands in collaboration with regional partners.

Land securement continues to be a priority for the Columbia Region board. Since 2008, working with a variety of partners, our Columbia Region has contributed ~$4.5 million in funding to secure more than 69,000 hectares of conservation land in the region. This year, the Columbia Region board approved an FWCP contribution of $75,000 to support the conservation and protection of Cottonwood Lake near Nelson, which is home to the region’s best corridor for the endangered South Selkirk grizzly bear.

Read our 2021-2022 Columbia Region project list. Download our project map. Find out about the projects we are funding in our Coastal 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.

We accept applications for Community Engagement Grants all year. Apply anytime.


Action Plans

We have identified conservation priorities for fish and wildlife in each of our three regions: Coastal, Columbia and Peace. The priorities 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 guide our grant decisions. We fund projects that align with our updated, 2019 Columbia Region Action Plans.

Our Columbia Region Annual Ongoing Fisheries Program Five Year Plan 2019-2024, which details our delivery approach for directed fisheries priorities/projects, is now available. Please refer to this plan if you are considering a grant application for a fisheries project. Note: directed projects are not eligible for funding through our annual grant intake. Contact the Columbia Region Manager for more information.

Our Columbia Region

local Board made up of BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., First Nations, and public stakeholders, guides the work of the FWCP and is responsible for approving all FWCP projects in the Columbia Region. Map of our Columbia Region.

Many of our annual and ongoing projects are delivered with support from the Province of B.C. through a letter of agreement (LOA) between the FWCP and the Province. Annual and ongoing projects include our nutrient restoration programs, operation of spawning channels, species’ recovery, and ecosystem enhancement projects. Several of our annual and ongoing contracts and agreements are administered by BC Hydro on behalf of the FWCP. We support high priority land securement projects in our Columbia Region. Read our annual report. 

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Our Columbia Region Board

Columbia Region Board members (October 2019) are responsible for guiding our work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees.

Board members from left: Rob Neil, Kim Cox, Moss Giasson, Misun Kang, Wendy Booth, John Krebs, Trevor Oussoren. Missing: Damien Joly, Howie Wright, Mark Thomas.

Columbia Region Board and Committee List

Our Columbia Region Manager

Crystal Klym has more than 15 years’ experience in conservation, sustainable natural resource management, and environmental stewardship.

If you have any questions about the FWCP’s work in the Columbia Region, please contact Crystal. Subscribe and learn more about our projects, and how to apply for a grant.


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