Boreal Caribou Protection and Recovery
The Province is working to protect and restore populations of boreal caribou. As part of this work, it sought feedback on key elements of a draft recovery plan, including the plan’s goals and proposed habitat and population management actions. In addition to the online posting and feedback options, engagement opportunities for stakeholders and communities in Northeast B.C. took place to share information and receive feedback throughout the process.
Engagement timelines: April 4, 2022 – May 20, 2022 (complete)
Boreal Caribou Protection and Recovery Plan
Boreal caribou range across Canada, including northeast British Columbia. These caribou are listed as “Threatened” in Schedule 1 of Canada’s Species at Risk Act and are red-listed in B.C. Recent population trends from herd monitoring activities and Indigenous and local knowledge have confirmed a long-term decline in local boreal caribou populations.
A draft Boreal Caribou Protection and Recovery Plan (BCPRP) has been developed to replace the existing implementation plan for the ongoing management of Boreal caribou in British Columbia, which has been in place since 2011 and was designed to slow the rate of caribou population declines. The draft BCPRP outlines a recovery path for four of the five boreal caribou ranges in B.C.: Calendar, Maxhamish, Snake-Sahtahneh, and Westside Fort Nelson. It defines recovery objectives, establishes a foundation upon which management decisions will be based, and outlines habitat and population management actions necessary to reverse caribou population declines and improve the likelihood of self-sustaining populations over time. The BCPRP was co-developed by the B.C. government and Fort Nelson First Nation, in collaboration with the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.
What We Heard Report
A report summarizing what we heard from respondents has been published.
Draft Boreal Caribou Protection and Recovery Plan
Review the draft Boreal Caribou Protection and Recovery Plan.
These storymaps provide background information on boreal caribou in B.C.
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Share your thoughts by submitting a feedback form before May 20, 2022 at 4:00pm.
Written submissions from partners and stakeholders were accepted until May 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM.
Feedback gathered through this public engagement process will be considered as the draft Boreal Caribou Protection and Recovery Plan is revised and when decisions are made on boreal caribou recovery management measures.