Public engagement summaries and reports
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is responsible for the policies and guidelines that help with the recovery and protection of species that have been assessed as at-risk. To help inform and improve how this work is done, there has been engagement with First Nations, stakeholders and citizens. This page houses the species and ecosystems at risk engagement summaries and reports over the years.
People in British Columbian have been engaged in robust conversations and consultations about species at risk for many years.
Species at Risk Engagement
People in British Columbia provided feedback to inform the development of policy and legislative tools to protect habitat and improve the outcomes for species at risk in the province. Over the last several years, there have been a series of conversations with: First Nation Governments and organizations; local governments, industry groups; professional associations; conservation groups; environmental non-governmental organizations; researchers; representatives of the hunting, trapping, and guiding sector; representatives of the tourism and recreation sector; government experts; academics; and the public.
- March 2019: Read the report Upholding Indigenous Leadership on Species at Risk in BC (PDF, 4.1MB)
- June – July 2018: 23 regional engagement sessions with 122 Indigenous nations and organizations, led by both the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Read the summary of this engagement (PDF, 1.7KB)
- June 2018: A collaborative, multi-day workshop with 76 key interested parties which built on earlier one-on-one conversations. Read the summary of this engagement (PDF, 4.3MB)
- Spring 2018: Online discussions with members of the public, which generated 3,732 site visits, 101 comments, and 13 written submissions. Read the summary of this engagement (PDF, 650KB)
- April 2018: Targeted discussions about species at risk at concurrent wildlife engagements involving 80 participants representing 50 organizations and led by both the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.
- March 2018: Protecting Species at Risk: A Primer to Support a Conversations with British Columbians (PDF, 10.6MB)
- 2016: Read the Summary of the 2016 Species at Risk Engagement (PDF, 296KB)
The Five-Year Plan, 2013 to 2017, outlined high-level strategic actions the province could take to improve outcomes for species at risk while balancing the province’s economic, environmental, and social priorities.
- 2018: Report on the Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk in British Columbia
- 2014: Protecting Vulnerable Species: A Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk in British Columbia – 2014
The plan's themes for success included:
- Improved species conservation through management at the ecosystem and landscape scale
- Provided the best available information to support identification, management and recovery of species at risk
- Encouraged British Columbians to embrace stewardship of species at risk across all lands
- Applied protection for species at risk consistently across all sectors
- Measured and reported on government’s investments in species at risk
The Five-Year Plan reflected many of the recommendations provided by the B.C. Task Force on Species at Risk.