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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 — 3,248 Whitebark Pine seedlings have been planted in St’at’imc traditional territory in the Bridge-Seton Watershed. Led by the Lillooet Tribal Council, this project aims to recover at-risk Whitebark Pine, an important food source for many wildlife and bird species, including Grizzly Bears and Clark’s Nutcrackers.Read more
Columbia Region — Ongoing FWCP-funded work at the Murphy Creek Spawning Channel, north of Trail, is improving important spawning and rearing habitat for Rainbow Trout. Work includes dredging the settling pond at the top of the channel, re-contouring the pond border to improve safety and access, and raking the spawning channel to remove silt and debris. Plus, 84 native trees—including Trembling Aspen, Douglas fir, Western Redcedar, and Dogwood—were planted to suppress the invasion of Black Locusts.Read more
Peace Region — Snorkelling surveys in the Parsnip River Watershed show that numbers of the Arctic Grayling could be on the rise. The FWCP funded this monitoring project by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development because data about the numbers and distribution of the fish is critical for future conservation and enhancement actions.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.
The annual reports are available by July of each year.Read our Annual Reports