The province will adopt a program-wide management system that will include a series of consistent steps to keep decision-making at all levels flexible and fair. The governance and team planners will use a systematic decision-making process that will help guide their choices in all aspects of caribou recovery strategies.
This “structured decision making” will be used at the provincial and the detailed herd planning levels for each of the 54 herds. The upgraded management process will track how planning decisions actually work in the field, the outcomes, and their effectiveness. For example, B.C. plans to pilot this structure decision making process for herds found within the Central Mountain Group of Southern Mountain Caribou. The results will be used to adjust or refine decisions in the next round or cycle of planning.