Project Results

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$ 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

Project Results

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 our Coastal, Columbia, and Peace region e-letters. Get project updates now, read our annual newsletter and annual reports.

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.

In 2022–2023, our regional boards approved ~$9.8 million for 95 fish and wildlife projects. Learn more about the projects we’re funding in our Coastal, Columbia, and Peace regions.

Restoration of Kus-kus-sum conservation land continues

Coastal Region — A building covering 233 m2 was demolished and 117 m2 of concrete was removed from the former sawmill site. An updated restoration design was completed, alongside a planting prescription, sub-surface scanning, and soil testing. The site is of cultural and environmental significance to the K’omoks First Nation, and is next to a salmon migration corridor that connects the K’ómoks Estuary to spawning habitats in the Puntledge and Tsolum River watersheds.

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5,700 whitebark pine seedlings planted

Columbia Region — More than 5,700 whitebark pine seedlings were planted near Boswell, Kimberley, and the Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston. Whitebark pine is a endangered and keystone species in high-elevation ecosystems, where it’s an important food source for grizzlies and other wildlife, but it’s been dramatically impacted by white pine blister rust, mountain pine beetle, wildfires, and climate change.

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Four wetlands assessed

Peace Region — Four wetlands in the Finlay Reach of the Williston Reservoir have been assessed to help understand the distribution of wetlands prior to inundation and identify potential restoration options. At three of the sites, a herpetofauna expert—that’s someone who specializes in amphibians—studied the potential for amphibian habitat use.

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Project Reports and Databases

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.

Coastal Region

Project Report List updated January 23, 2023

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Columbia Region

Project Report List updated January 23, 2023

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Peace Region

Project Report List updated January 23, 2023

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