Recovery Planning

The recovery planning process creates a plan of action for species and ecosystems at risk that will help stop / reverse decline and remove any threats to long-term survival.

Provincial and federal governments collaborate on recovery planning:

The intent of the bilateral agreement is to establish a framework within which Canada and B.C. can exercise their respective powers and duties to ensure a co-ordinated and focused approach to the delivery of species at risk legislation, policies, and operational procedures.

These are the government agencies that manage specific species, habitats or ecosystems:

Type Lead Agency
Marine species Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Freshwater fish

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

B.C. Ministry of Environment

Most terrestrial species B.C. Ministry of Environment
Species in national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas Parks Canada
Migratory birds Environment Canada

A Guide to Recovery Planning is available to help with managing a recovery team and publishing recovery documents.