FWCP funding for Coquitlam River Watershed Habitat Improvements


With financial support from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), The North Fraser Salmon Assistance Program and Watershed Watch Salmon Society will be improving and monitoring habitat in the Lower Coquitlam River Watershed this summer.

The North Fraser Salmon Assistance Program will lead a project to improve pond habitat for coho salmon at the Oxbow and Archery Restoration sites in Coquitlam River and Upper Coquitlam River Parks. Maintenance will be conducted at several other sites to ensure habitat quality and access. The project will also include surveys and work to protect species at risk, including the Western Painted Turtle, the Red-legged Frog, the Pacific Water Shrew, owls and ungulates.

Watershed Watch Salmon Society, in partnership with Kwikwetlem First Nations, will improve restoration projects completed last year at the Sheep Paddocks (Colony Farm) and Oxbows Pond (Coquitlam River Park) by planting additional trees, weeding and watering.
The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) has delivered more than 1,500 projects that conserve and enhance fish, wildlife and their supporting habitats affected by the creation of BC Hydro owned and operated generation facilities in the Coastal, Columbia and Peace regions of British Columbia. More than $100 million has been invested in projects since 1988. The FWCP is delivered through a joint partnership that includes BC Hydro, the Province of B.C. and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. They collaborate and work with First Nations and local government, community and environmental groups to ensure the success of all FWCP projects.






Our Roundtable Watershed Coordinator can be reached at coordinator@coquitlamriverwatershed.ca

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