BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund

As part of the Site C Agricultural Mitigation and Compensation Plan, BC Hydro is establishing a $20 million fund to support agricultural production and related economic activity in the Peace Region.

The BC Hydro Peace Agricultural Compensation Fund will be governed by a regional decision-making board, responsible for overseeing the management and disbursement of the fund.

The 10-member board will be comprised of six members that are appointees of regional agricultural associations or the Peace River Regional District (PRRD), three members-at-large, and one member who is a Peace River Valley agricultural producer.

How to apply

To serve as a member-at-large, you must be an agricultural producer who lives in the B.C. Peace Region.

To serve as the Peace River Valley agricultural producer representative, you must be an agricultural producer who has operations located in the Peace River Valley between the Site C dam site and Hudson's Hope.

Eligible agricultural producers may also include new entrants, agricultural researchers and representatives of emerging agriculture interests.

Interested applicants are asked to read the Agricultural Mitigation and Compensation Plan to understand the board member roles. With that background, we ask that those interested in serving on the board provide us with detailed answers to the following questions:

  1. Where in the B.C. Peace Region do you live and/or have agricultural operations?
  2. Do you have operations that are located in the Peace River Valley between the Site C project dam site and Hudson's Hope?
  3. Are you an Indigenous agricultural producer, new agricultural industry entrant, agricultural researcher or a representative of emerging agriculture interests? If yes, please provide a description of your activities.
  4. What's your involvement in B.C. Peace Region agricultural production and what would you contribute to the Agricultural Fund Board to support Peace Region agriculture?

Letters of endorsement are not required, but applicants may choose to provide a letter to support their application.

Expressions of interest are due to BC Hydro by April 9, 2018 and should be sent to [email protected].