A pink salmon in the Jordan River watershed. The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program wants to hear ideas on how to conserve habitats in the watershed.

Fish and wildlife projects eyed for Jordan River

Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program wants to hear ideas on how to protect species and conserve their habitats.

  • Nov. 17, 2016 6:00 p.m.

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program wants to hear ideas on how to protect species and conserve their habitats in the Jordan River watershed.

A meeting will be held in Sooke on Tuesday (Nov. 22) at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort, 6929 West Coast Rd., at 1 p.m.

“We’re starting a discussion today that will help determine the conservation and enhancement projects we fund and deliver for the next five years” said Trevor Oussoren, FWCP’s coastal region manager.

This year, FWCP approved more than $1.9 million for 41 fish and wildlife projects including an innovative project that could increase the number of dens for overwintering black bears in Jordan River.

“Our updated action plans will help determine the types of projects we fund and the species we focus on, like black bears and others,” said Oussoren.

Current priorities for the Jordan River watershed include salmon restoration, habitat mapping, improving productivity in reservoirs, and bats, amphibians and Roosevelt Elk.

The FWCP is a partnership between B.C. Hydro, the province, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and public stakeholders to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by B.C. Hydro dams.

 

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