Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program Seeks New Board Member

If you want to help conserve and enhance local fish and wildlife, here’s your chance. The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is looking for a new Board member to join its Columbia Region.

“We are looking for a public representative to join our 10-member Board, for a three-year term,” says FWCP’s Columbia Region Manager, Crystal Klym. “Volunteer candidates should support our vision of thriving fish and wildlife populations in watersheds that are functioning and sustainable.”

Board members review and approve funding for all FWCP fish and wildlife projects in the region, and support planning and project delivery. This year, our Columbia Region Board approved $5.8 million for 55 fish and wildlife projects underway now to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by BC Hydro dams.

“We have a committed, passionate Board that works closely with our technical committees to ensure projects we fund are in alignment with our Action Plans and reflect regional priorities,” says Board co-chair John Krebs.

Anyone interested in applying, or nominating someone else, should contact 250-365-4591 or email, to receive the application package. All applications must be submitted by March 16, 2017.

The FWCP is a partnership of First Nations, Public Stakeholders, BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by BC Hydro dams. Learn more at