ABOUT - MAIN
THE FISH & WILDLIFE COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Hydroelectric development by BC Hydro in the Columbia Basin occurred between 1960 and 1985. Some of the potential dam impacts were immediately evident, such as the Seven Mile Dam development flooding prime white-tailed deer habitat in the Pend d'Oreille Valley. Other impacts, such as decline in lake productivity, were gradual and took up to a 20-25 year period before becoming evident.
FWCP evolved from existing Mica, Arrow and Pend d'Oreille compensation programs and related activities in the Arrow, Duncan and Revelstoke reservoir areas to create a more comprehensive and integrated program for the B.C. portion of the Columbia River Basin. See key facts and events for more information.