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 & Climate Change Strategy

Most terrestrial species B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy
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.