Caribou News and Updates

Winter Caribou

September, 2019

We have recently closed an engagement on Predator Management.  Thank you to those who made a submission.  We are in the process of reviewing all that were received. 

Additional information has been added to the "Predator Management” tab on our Caribou Recovery Program Management Activities page.

From March 21 to May 31, 2019, the Government of B.C. engaged with the public on two caribou recovery agreements. The feedback period is now closed. A What We Heard Report will be made publicly available in late 2019.

On April 15, Premier John Horgan announced the appointment of Blair Lekstrom as community liaison tasked with engaging residents of the Peace region on a draft Partnership Agreement between British Columbia, Canada, West Moberly First Nation and Saulteau First Nation.

The Lekstrom Report provided 14 recommendations, including a call for an interim moratorium on new resource development.

Orders associated with the interim moratorium:

The following documents provide more information on the draft Section 11 Agreement and the draft Partnership Agreement:

An extension note has been developed based on a recent article, Saving Endangered Species Using Adaptive Management that focuses on management strategies for woodland caribou recovery.  Woodland Caribou Recovery PNAS Extension Note (PDF)

This publication is a comprehensive analysis of current population management actions required to recover caribou based on current research information from British Columbia and Alberta.  This project is a partnership among provincial governments, First Nations, universities and subject matter experts and made possible through funding from the Province of British Columbia and Alberta. Idaho Fish and Game also paid for South Selkirk caribou surveys.

The full article has been published in the high-impact journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Link to the original article