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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 — About 200 bats in a Stave Lake colony have been successfully inoculated against white-nose syndrome—a disease causing mass die-offs in bat populations—through an innovative project by the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada with funding from the FWCP. Bat roosts were sprinkled with a probiotic-laden clay powder that then transferred to the bats’ wings, offering them protection.Read more
Columbia Region — ʔaq'am is leading a five-year project to turn a dense Douglas-fir forest near Cranbrook into open range and forest to benefit at-risk species like flammulated owls, long-billed curlew, Lewis’s woodpeckers, common nighthawks, and yellow badgers. An archaeological overview assessment has been completed, 725 wildlife trees have been identified for conservation, and an inventory of species at risk has detected the Blue-listed fringed myotis bat. The landscape enhancement is expected to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires.Read more
Peace Region — Monitors from the McLeod Lake Indian Band assessed more than 14 linear kms of stream habitat in the Parsnip River Watershed to evaluate barriers to bull trout, burbot, Arctic grayling, and mountain whitefish in a project funded by the FWCP and led by the Society for Ecosystem Restoration. Future culvert restoration will help fish access food, shelter from predators, and reach optimal spawning habitat.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