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Explore our Columbia Region 2024–2025 projects

Use our interactive map to find out more about the 30 projects our Columbia Region board approved for 2024–2025

Read our project list

30 Total 2024-25 Projects

7 Fish Projects 2024-25

23 Wildlife Projects 2024-25

$5.1M Total Funded 2024-25

Grant intake

Our annual grant intake opens Monday, July 29. Grant applications are due by Friday, November 1, 2024 at 4 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. MT.

Grant applicants in our Columbia Region must start an application and submit a notice of intent by Tuesday, September 10. The mandatory notice of intent is the first step in completing your grant application. It is used to inform First Nations in our Columbia and Peace regions about your proposed project and is the basis for identifying opportunities for engagement in your project.

Register for our Thursday, August 1 info session to learn more.

2024–2025 fish & wildlife projects

Board approves 30 fish & wildlife projects

Our Columbia Region board approved more than $5.1 million for 30 projects for 2024–2025. The projects—seven fish and 23 wildlife—will be delivered by First Nations, communities and businesses, agencies, stewardship groups, and consultants.

The projects align with many of our priorities for riparian areas, wetlands, uplands, drylands, small lakes, and larges lakes and reservoirs. They are diverse and will support habitat enhancement for ungulates and other species, wetland restoration, as well as spawning habitat for kokanee, bull trout and other species.

The 2024-2025 projects will, among other things, help manage invasive species, support the recovery of northern leopard frogs and caribou, and provide important science and data that will inform future conservation actions.

Read our Columbia 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 grant intake, we also 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 Columbia Region, we fund projects that align with our five Columbia Region ecosystem-based action plans. Be sure to read our Overview of Columbia Region Action Plans.

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. 

Stay up to date with the latest news from our Columbia Region with our regional e-letter.


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Our Columbia Region Board

Columbia Region Board members (October 2023) are responsible for guiding our work. Their work is supported by a First Nations Working Group, as well as fish and wildlife technical committees.

Board members pictured, left to right: Michael Zimmer, Samara Kolasko, Wendy Booth, Eva Schindler, Brent Meger, Margo Sadler, Marc Steynen, Misun Kang, and Manjit Kerr-Upal. Missing: Mark Thomas.

Columbia Region Board, First Nations Working Group, and Committee List

Our Columbia Region Manager

Jen has been with BC Hydro for 15 years: 14 years as stakeholder engagement advisor, and in 2021 – 2022 she was the acting Peace Region manager. She is a biologist and professional communicator who believes the best decisions incorporate diverse values and perspectives.

After obtaining her master’s degree from the University of Calgary, Jen worked for seven years as a biologist with the Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board in Inuvik. She lives with her husband Ron in the beautiful town of Revelstoke.

If you have any questions about the FWCP’s work in the Columbia Region, please contact Jen.


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