Thinhorn Sheep Stewardship Framework

Engagement summary

B.C. is working in new ways with First Nations on wildlife and habitat protection. The province prepared a draft Provincial Thinhorn Sheep Stewardship Framework in collaboration with:

  • Stewardship and biologist staff
  • Community Advisors
  • Conservation  partners
  • Traditional Indigenous Knowledge holders
  • Those practicing cultural harvest
  • Hereditary chiefs and councillors

The Provincial Thinhorn Sheep Stewardship summarizes Traditional Indigenous and Local Ecological Knowledge and scientific information. The Framework also provides advice on the stewardship of Thinhorn sheep and their habitats for:

  • Individuals
  • Communities
  • Land users
  • Resource industries
  • Conservationists
  • Academics
  • Natural resource and stewardship professionals

The Framework will support: 

  • Preparation of regional thinhorn sheep stewardship plans
  • New research
  • Habitat management
  • Land use decisions

We want to hear from you!

Please read the draft Framework before completing the survey.

Complete this feedback form and share your thoughts!

Read the information bulletin.

Feedback will be accepted until 4pm (PT) on March 27, 2023.

Engagement objectives

There are four objectives to this public engagement process:

  1. Educate and inform the public on the conservation status, current stewardship objectives and approaches to meet those objectives for thinhorn sheep in B.C.
  2. Seek feedback, interests, opinions, and views from the public on the draft Framework.
  3. Identify if there are knowledge gaps or deficiencies within the Framework.
  4. Highlight what aspects of thinhorn sheep stewardship are important to British Columbians to inform the allocation of resources.

Your feedback will inform the final version of the Thinhorn Sheep Stewardship Framework.

Estimated completion date: 2023.

A What We Heard report summarizing input will be posted on this page.

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Details of the Engagement

Date: February 10, 2023 to March 27, 2023

Category: Land & Animals

Status: Open

Location: Province-wide

Type: Online