The FWCP was established to compensate for impacts to fish, wildlife, and their supporting habitat, resulting from the construction of existing BC Hydro dams. BC Hydro has water licence obligations in the Columbia and Peace regions, and has made voluntary commitments to address the impacts of dams in the Coastal Region. BC Hydro fulfills the applicable obligations through the work of the FWCP. The FWCP is funded annually by BC Hydro. The FWCP directs those funds towards projects that address priority actions across its three regions to fulfill its mission, and work towards its vision of thriving fish and wildlife populations in watersheds that are functioning and sustainable.
Each FWCP region has a set of action plans that identify the priority actions eligible for FWCP grants (see the action tables in each action plan). Proposed project must align with one or more priority action(s) in any of these regional action plans. (See https://fwcp.ca/action-plans/.)
Two types of grants:
There are five types of projects funded and the action plan tables identify priority actions by project type:
For fish and wildlife project lists by region, and for a project map, see https://fwcp.ca/projectlists/.
The FWCP funds the following types of actions:
Estimated Total Program Funding: