The Caribou Recovery Program is created to conserve and recover caribou populations in the province. It must also align provincial goals with those of the federal government, and to address the interests of Indigenous communities and stakeholders.
Guiding this effort will be a provincial Caribou Project Board made up of the Assistant Deputy Ministers from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ECCS) who are responsible for delivering significant aspects of the program. They are:
- FLNRORD – ADM, Resource Stewardship Division
- FLNRORD – ADM Regional Operations, North
- FLNRORD – ADM Regional Operations, South
- ECCS – ADM, Environmental Stewardship and Strategic Policy
The Caribou Project Board will help design and approve integrated work plans, budgets and staffing across the two Ministries and six FLNRORD regions involved in caribou recovery. The board will focus on collaboration and strategic direction, and prevent duplication of efforts across agencies.
At the operational level, agency teams will carry out the board’s decisions. These teams will help design, execute, measure and manage various program aspects, and harmonize decisions with other relevant programs.