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$ 9.4 million for 100 fish and wildlife projects in 2020-2021
31 Coastal Region 2021-2022 fish and wildlife projects
43 Columbia Region 2021-2022 fish and wildlife projects
26 Peace Region 2021-2022 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 — Reproductive cells, called gametes, were collected and transported to the Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery near Squamish with support from St’at’imc Eco-Resources Ltd. and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The 12 females and 25 males yielded 54,300 eggs. Some were released as fry, and 48,000 Portage Creek Chinook will be released as yearling smolts.Read more
Columbia Region — Restoration work at Reflection Lake near Golden means improved breeding habitat for marsh birds, like the sora, Virginia rail, pied-billed grebe, wood duck, hooded merganser, and the provincially Blue-listed eared grebe. As part of the project, a Ktunaxa knowledge-keeper held a workshop for Indigenous community members on harvesting and curing cattail for basket weaving—helping revive a cultural tradition.Read more
Peace Region — Habitat of the at-risk Klinse-Za caribou herd has been restored in the Mount Bickford area near Chetwynd, including the deactivation and reforestation of 2.3 kms of legacy industrial roads. Over 12,000 seedlings have been planted in the caribou corridor in this three-year project led by the Nîkanêse Wah tzee Stewardship Society.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.
Each FWCP region prepares an annual report that includes a financial overview and a summary of project results.Read our Annual Reports