Skip to content

Board member needed for fish and wildlife program

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program is looking for a new public representative to join its Peace Region board of directors. The 16-person board awards around $1.5 million in funding each year for fish and wildlife projects in the region.
FWCP-peace-board
The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program Peace Region board includes public stakeholders as well as representatives from Indigenous nations, the provincial government, and BC Hydro.

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program is looking for a new public representative to join its Peace Region board of directors.

The 16-person board awards around $1.5 million in funding each year for fish and wildlife projects in the region.

The FWCP is a partnership between BC Hydro, the province, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations, and local communities and groups to support fish and wildlife impacted by hydroelectric dam development in the region.

“Board members are integral to the work we do to conserve and enhance local fish and wildlife," said Chelsea Coady, who manages the program in the Peace region. "Our board members help define priority actions eligible for FWCP funding, review all project proposals, and decide what projects we fund in this region."

In 2020–2021 the board approved funding for 10 fish and 18 wildlife projects for a total of approximately $1.5 million.

To learn more or request an application form, contact Coady by phone at 250-561-4884, or by email at chelsea.coady@bchydro.com.

Applications must include a cover letter and resume, as well as a letter of endorsement that provides evidence of community support.

The application deadline is June 15, 2020.

Email managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.