$ 9.4 million for 100 fish and wildlife projects in 2020-2021
31 Coastal Region 2021-2022 fish and wildlife projects
43 Columbia Region 2021-2022 fish and wildlife projects
26 Peace Region 2021-2022 fish and wildlife projects
Each year we fund projects to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.
We share project results in our newsletter, annual reports, and through WildBytes, our quarterly e-letter.
Our projects can have immediate benefits to species and ecosystems. For example, if we fund a project to remove a culvert, fish passage can be improved right away. Other projects may take longer to show results. Our funding of recovery efforts for endangered Northern Leopard Frogs, caribou, and Vancouver Island Marmots are examples of where a longer-term commitment is needed before results will be evident.
Coastal Region — Spawning Chinook are using a new 2,100 m2 spawning platform installed 600 m downstream from the John Hart Generating Station in the Campbell River. Snorkel swims by Fisheries and Oceans Canada recorded spawning chinook at the site, which is estimated to increase spawning habitat for about 210 pairs of Chinook and benefit chum and pink salmon.Read more
Columbia Region — Restoration work at Reflection Lake near Golden means improved breeding habitat for marsh birds, like the sora, Virginia rail, pied-billed grebe, wood duck, hooded merganser, and the provincially Blue-listed eared grebe. As part of the project, a Ktunaxa knowledge-keeper held a workshop for Indigenous community members on harvesting and curing cattail for basket weaving—helping revive a cultural tradition.Read more
Peace Region — Families from Hudson’s Hope Elementary-Secondary School in the FWCP’s Peace Region, helped build 17 new nest boxes for waterfowl in the Williston Watershed. Members of the Saulteau First Nation helped monitor the artificial nesting structures, which aim to support bufflehead, common and Barrow’s goldeneye, common merganser, Canada goose, common loon, and mallard, in this project led by Blackbird Environmental.Read more
To make it easy for you to find project reports and results, we prepare and update searchable spreadsheets for each of our regions. Use these spreadsheets to find the report you want. Contact us anytime if you need help to find a FWCP project report.
Each FWCP region prepares an annual report that includes a financial overview and a summary of project results.Read our Annual Reports