The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has been given the mandate to develop stand-alone species at risk legislation. To fulfill this mandate, we want to build on the ideas we heard from you, and we would like to hear from you again – this time on specific policy topics.
Over the past 8 years, the B.C. government has held three public discussions about species at risk. These have included the Task Force on Species at Risk (2010), the Five-Year Plan for Species at Risk (2014), and the Species at Risk Public Engagement(2016).
A description and the results of the 2016 engagement process is available.
Over the past few months, we asked for your ideas about how best to protect and recover species at risk in B.C., and prevent more species from becoming at risk. We ask you about specific topics in blog posts on the engagement site. Through these moderated online discussions, we hoped to better understand what’s important to you.
April 29 to August 29, 2018
- 3,732 visits to the engagement site
- 98 stakeholders attended meetings
- 122 Indigenous Nations and organizations in 23 sessions around the province
- 76 stakeholders attended the Stakeholder Workshop
- 101 comments on the online discussions
- 11 stakeholder submissions were received
Input leads to action:
We will use your comments and ideas to shape specific proposals for future legislation. An intentions paper will be released to share what we’ve heard from you, and to seek your opinions on specific policy concepts.
You will see new opportunities to participate as the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy moves towards their mandate to create new species-at-risk legislation. These engagement opportunities follow a multi-stage process with an intent to work openly to develop solutions that will inform species-at-risk legislation.