Caribou – Draft Section 11 Agreement and Draft Partnership Agreement

What was this engagement about?

The Government of B.C. asked for your feedback on two draft caribou recovery agreements.

B.C. and Canada have been developing a bilateral conservation agreement under Section 11 of the Species at Risk Act (referred to as the “Section 11 Agreement”). The draft Section 11 Agreement contains overarching commitments, measures and strategies for the recovery of all Southern Mountain Caribou herds in B.C.

The B.C. government, the federal government, West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations have been negotiating 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 herds of Southern Mountain Caribou only. 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.

For more information, visit the Draft Section 11 Agreement and Draft Partnership Agreement Engage website.


How did 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.

Details of the Consultation:

Date: March 21, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Status: Closed

Location: Province wide

Category: Land & Animals

Type: Online, In-person