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The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), which is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of BC, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, was established to address the historical effects of hydroelectric development on fish and wildlife. The program used to be called The Bridge Coastal Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program (BCRP) and you may see this in some of our reports. Project Watershed’s FWCP funded Puntledge Watershed research, restoration, assessment and protection studies are the outcome of suggestions & recommendations from local stewardship organisations, industry and government.

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The FWCP/BCRP has funded Project Watershed projects since 2006, however BC Hydro (through FWCP/BCRP) has been funding projects in the Puntledge Watershed since 1999.   Led by local biologists working with Project Watershed Society, the Puntledge River Projects are aimed at re-building summer chinook salmon stocks in the Puntledge River Watershed. Recently FWCP has also funded a few projects located in the K’ómoks Estuary.
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2014 FWCP Project Reports

Assesment of the homing behaviour of 3 and 4 year old Puntledge Summer Chinook adult returns from lake and river released juveniles

2013 FWCP Project Reports

Evaluation of Natural and Hatchery Summer Chinook and Coho Production in the Upper Puntledge Watershed 2013 – 2014

2012 FWCP Project Reports

Puntledge River Hatchery – Summer Chinook Rearing Consolidation Project

Assessment of Homing Behaviour of Puntledge Summer Chinook Hatchery Returns – Preparations for Adult Assessment Phase

Assessment of Coho and Chinook Smolt/Fry Migration at the Puntledge Diversion Dam Eicher Screens 2012 – 2013

2010 FWCP Projects led by Project Watershed

2009 Project Reports

2008

  • Puntledge Summer Chinook DNA Analysis
  • Puntledge River Jack Hames Side Channel Intake Replacement (E)
  • Puntledge River Radio Telemetry Study on Summer Chinook Migration in the Upper Watershed

 

2007

  • Puntledge River Summer Chinook DNA Analyses
  • Puntledge River Impoundment and Diversion Dam Fishway Assessment (C)
  • Puntledge River Stotan Falls – Improvement for Adult Summer Chinook Migrations (D)
  • Puntledge River Radio Telemetry Study on Summer Chinook Migration in the Upper Watershed

 

2006

  • Puntledge River Headpond Gravel Placement Post – Construction Monitoring (A)
  • Puntledge River Side-Channel Development Vancouver Island Highway to Comox Logging Road (B)
  • Puntledge River Summer Chinook DNA Analyses
  • Puntledge River Impoundment and Diversion Dam Fishway Assessment (C)

2008 Reports

2007 Reports

2006 Reports

2005 Reports

2004 Reports

2003 Reports

2002 Reports

To access final FWCP project reports please visit www.bchydro.com