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New Salmon-Safe Accredidation

FBC’s Salmon-Safe BC program has accredited the Vancouver studio of DIALOG, a multi-disciplinary planning & urban design firm – and the first in Canada to achieve the recognition. Our congratulations! Learn more on the Salmon-Safe site.
Martin Nielsen of DIALOG in Vancouver celebrates his studio’s Salmon-Safe accreditation

Elizabeth Henry Scholarship

Applications are invited for the 2021 Scholarship - through May 10

The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with one or more indigenous and/or non-indigenous British Columbia communities that are addressing air quality, environmental health issues and/or promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative initiatives. 

Check it out!

Apply for the 2021 scholarship now through May 10


New! Salmon-Safe BC

Visit Salmon-Safe BC!

The NEW Salmon-Safe BC website is now live! Salmon-Safe is a certification program managed by FBC to recognize responsible, eco-friendly management practices that protect Pacific salmon habitat and enhance water quality on agricultural and urban lands. Head to our interactive Certified Sites map to see over 30 Salmon-Safe certified properties (and their products) in BC – plus check out “Getting Certified” for detailed steps on what it takes become Salmon-Safe.


Plug in BC


BC fleets gain fresh rebates on specialty-use electric vehicles

$100,000 rebates available for the purchase of on-road medium & heavy duty trucks

BC fleets are invited to apply for rebates on clean energy buses, trucks, and airport and port specialty vehicles under a renewed program to support the uptake of battery electric, plug in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The maximum rebate for on-road medium and heavy-duty vehicles has been increased from $50,000 to $100,000, effective October 30, 2020. Fleets can also apply for rebates on eligible all-terrain vehicles, off-road side-by-side vehicles, and snowmobiles.

Additional options, including cargo e-bikes, are available for fleets. Individuals can apply for electric motorcycle rebates, including limited-speed motorcycles.

Learn more about the program at Plug in BC, managed by the Fraser Basin Council.

Scholarships Recipients

Congratulations to Dana Eye and Justin Turner, 2020 recipients of the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health. Learn about the exciting projects they have underway!

Introducing FloodWise!

Visit FloodWise

Have you every wondered what a large Fraser River or coastal flood would mean for the places people live, work and travel in BC’s Lower Mainland? Explore FloodWise, a new site from the Fraser Basin Council, where you can learn about past and future floods and how authorities are working together to reduce flood risks across the region.

Be sure to check out our:

  • Two-part video series “When the Waters Rise”
  • Flood history story map, offering a pictorial history of floods
  • Overview, materials and maps from the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy
  • Flood 101 primer
  • Tips for protecting your home and business.

Thanks to all partners in the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy and to Public Safety Canada and Emergency Management BC for their support of this initiative.





Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351