Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program
|Conservation Neighbourhood||Columbia ValleyCreston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeElk ValleyGoldenKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth CountrySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper ArrowUpper Kootenay River Valley|
|Focuses||Coordination and CommunicationEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementLand ConservationLand ManagementSpecies-at-RiskWildlife/Fish Conservation|
Our Mission:To fund projects that help conserve and enhance fish and wildlife in watersheds that have been impacted by BC Hydro dams.
Our Vision:Thriving fish and wildlife populations in watersheds that are functioning and sustainable.
The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) in the Columbia Region is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., First Nations, and the Public, to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife. The FWCP was established to offset the impacts to fish and wildlife resulting from construction of BC Hydro dams in the Columbia Basin. It also operates in the Peace and Coastal regions of the province. Since 1995 the FWCP in the Columbia Region has invested more than $90 million in fish and wildlife projects. Almost one-third of FWCP projects focus on species-at-risk. FWCP works with a wide range of partners including First Nations, local community and environmental groups, as well as industrial partners.