Photo: Nîkanêse Wah tzee Stewardship Society
$ 9.8 million for 95 fish and wildlife projects in 2022-2023
30 Coastal Region 2022-2023 fish and wildlife projects
40 Columbia Region 2022-2023 fish and wildlife projects
25 Peace Region 2022-2023 fish and wildlife projects
Each year we fund projects to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds impacted by BC Hydro dams.
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 — The whistles of marmot pups are ringing out in Strathcona Park. Sixteen pups were counted in this endangered colony in 2023. It’s a significant number: in 2022, only four pups were born into this colony due to challenging climate conditions. The whistles and keaws of baby marmots are ringing out in the mountains again!Read more
Columbia Region — Four underpasses have been created below bridges along Highway 3 near Sparwood, allowing ungulates and other wildlife to safely cross the highway. In addition, fencing has been installed along two kilometres of the highway. Thirty-six cameras were used to monitor the effectiveness of the project, collecting nearly 800,000 images.Read more
Peace Region — A record number of caribou calves were released from the Klinse-Za herd's maternity pen in 2023. 17 calves were released in mid-August, along with 20 cows. It is the project's most successful season in its nine-year history. In fact, there were more caribou inside the caribou maternity pen on Mount Bickford this year than the entire Klinse-Za herd population back in 2014!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.