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$ 8.7 million for 99 fish and wildlife projects in 2020-2021
28 Coastal Region 2020-2021 fish and wildlife projects
43 Columbia Region 2020-2021 fish and wildlife projects
28 Peace Region 2020-2021 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 — 2,889 genetic samples have been collected from summer-run Chinook Salmon in the Puntledge River Watershed. This project will help determine how migration time and bacterial kidney disease impact Chinook offspring. Led by the K’omoks First Nation, this project will help improve Chinook productivity in hatcheries and in the wild.Read more
Columbia Region — 865 trees and shrubs planted along Indian Creek: 1.14 hectares in traditional hunting, fishing, and gathering areas used by the Lower Kootenay Band have been planted with native species. The FWCP-funded project is a partnership with Lower Kootenay Band members and aims to restore functional habitat in an area heavily impacted by agriculture, grazing, and flood-control activities.Read more
Peace Region — Collecting Lake trout data in Williston Reservoir: Close to one million location and depth data points for lake trout have been logged in the Williston Reservoir. By funding projects to fill data gaps about the fish’s reproduction habits, life cycle, and how they interact with Blue-listed bull trout we'll help inform future conservation and management actions in the reservoir.Read more
To make it easy for you to find project reports and results, we prepare and update searchable spreadhseets 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