Columbia Valley Wetlands Restoration

The Upper Columbia River and adjacent Columbia Wetlands are one of the largest wetland complexes in British Columbia and one of the largest floodplain systems in North America. The wetlands encompass 26,000 hectares and are one of the few remaining intact portions of the Pacific Flyway for migrating birds. The natural levees make the Columbia Wetlands incredibly unique, separating several hundred sub-basins with differing amounts of marsh, open water, riparian shrubs and floodplain forest. It is a large landscape with overlapping values of high biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. The project seeks to increase open water habitat in Columbia Valley wetlands through the installation of a series of beaver dam analogs (BDAs).

* Project supports voluntary transactions to change, reduce or stop water use – either temporarily or permanently – to protect or restore water for environmental benefit


British Columbia

Start Up Date:


Project Benefits:

Environmental Flow Restoration & Protection

Wildlife & Habitat Protection

Project Type:

Flow Restoration Transaction *


Fully Funded