Welcome to the Provincial Caribou Recovery Engagement site. Caribou are a nationally iconic species. British Columbia is home to 54 herds of woodland caribou. This site is home to all past, current and future engagement sessions about caribou, and their results.

Despite significant investments in managing these herds, our caribou populations have become threatened in the past three decades, going from 40,000 animals decades ago to about 15,500 today.

British Columbia is committed to caribou recovery.  Caribou recovery in B.C. is complex and requires engagement with multiple levels of government, non-government organizations, Indigenous communities, land users and the public.

All feedback received will inform caribou management decisions.

There are currently no open engagements.

Previous Public Engagements, Now Closed:

  • Draft Section 11 Agreement Between Canada and B.C. & Draft Partnership Agreement Between Canada, B.C., West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations – Feedback was accepted by the B.C. government on two draft caribou recovery agreements for the Southern Mountain Caribou from March 21 to May 31, 2019.
  • 2018 Provincial Caribou Recovery Program – Feedback was accepted between April 20th to June 15th, 2018 on the draft Caribou Recovery Discussion Paper. The feedback received will inform the development of a Caribou Recovery Program Plan that sets priorities and strategic direction for caribou recovery and management in B.C.