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 that will be made publicly available in the summer/fall 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.

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

Read the Lekstrom Report

Interim Moratorium Map – click image to view larger size (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Section 11 Agreement

Government also announced its intention to sign the Southern Mountain Caribou Bilateral Conservation Agreement (Section 11). The agreement establishes a framework for co-operation between Canada and B.C. to work collaboratively with Indigenous nations, local governments, industry and communities to develop caribou management plans for southern mountain caribou.

  • Draft Partnership Agreement

B.C., Canada, West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations continue to work on a draft partnership to negotiate an Inter-Governmental Partnership Agreement for the Conservation of the Central Group of the Southern Mountain Caribou (“Partnership Agreement”). The draft Partnership Agreement applies to the Central Group of Southern Mountain Caribou. This draft Partnership Agreement includes temporary protection of important caribou habitat while a long-term plan is developed through engagement with local communities, stakeholders and Indigenous peoples.

Where can I get more information and learn about the draft agreements?

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

How can my contribution make a difference?

All feedback received will be compiled into a “what we heard” document that will be made publicly available and all input will help inform all parties’ decision-making regarding the finalization and signing of the agreements.