Management plans

Under 60 day comment period

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  • Management Plan for Banded Cord-moss (Entosthodon fascicularis) in Canada (2011-08-11)
    The federal, provincial, and territorial government signatories under the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk (1996) agreed to establish complementary legislation and programs that provide for effective protection of species at risk throughout Canada. In the spirit of cooperation of the Accord, the Government of British Columbia has provided the 'Management Plan for banded cord-moss (Entosthodon fascicularis) in British Columbia' to th ...

  • Management Plan for Coastal Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta) in Canada (2011-08-11)
    The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada designated Coastal Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta) as Special Concern in 2001. It is listed as Special Concern on the federal Species at Risk Act. The coastal wood fern is an evergreen fern that occurs from southern British Columbia south to California. In Canada, the species occurs on southeastern Vancouver Island and several adjacent northern Gulf Islands. It grows under open forest ca ...

  • Management Plan for Hill's Pondweed (Potamogeton hillii) in Canada (2014-07-17)
    The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada designated Hill's Pondweed (Potamogeton hillii) as Special Concern in 1986 and confirmed this status in 2005. The species is listed as Special Concern on the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). In Ontario, it is listed as Special Concern on the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) List under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (<abbr

  • Management Plan for Kiyi, Upper Great Lakes (Coregonus kiyi kiyi) in Canada (2016-06-15)
    In 2005, the Kiyi (Upper Great Lakes) was designated a species of Special Concern in Canada by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and was listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act in 2007. The COSEWIC designation was based on the loss of the species from Lake Huron (also lost from Lake Mi

  • Management Plan for the Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus) in Canada (2018-10-18)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Ancient Murrelet and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of British Columbia, and the Council of the Haida Nation.

  • Management Plan for the Banded Killifish (Fundulus diaphanus), Newfoundland Population, in Canada (2011-05-25)
    The Newfoundland population of Banded Killifish (Fundulus diaphanus) has been listed as a species of special concern under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) and as a vulnerable species under the Newfoundland and Labrador Endangered Species Act (NL ESA). While there is no evidence to suggest that this species' range or population numbers have decreased

  • Management Plan for the Barren-ground Caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus), Dolphin and Union population, in Canada: Adoption of the Management Plan for the Dolphin and Union Caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus x pearyi) in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (2018-03-29)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Barren-ground Caribou, Dolphin and Union population, and has prepared the federal component of this management plan (Part 1), as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Government of Nunavut, the Wildlife Ma ...

  • Management Plan for the Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica), Eastern Population, in Canada (2013-01-25)
    The Barrow’s Goldeneye is a sea duck that occurs in three distinct populations in North America and Iceland. The Eastern population of Barrow’s Goldeneye in North America was assessed in 2000 by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as a species of special concern and was listed as such in Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA</a

  • Management Plan for the Beach Pinweed (Lechea maritima) in Canada (2013-05-14)
    The Beach Pinweed (Lechea maritima) is an herbaceous perennial plant in the Rockrose family. It is listed as Special Concern under Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers for the management of the Beach Pinweed and have prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation or consulta

  • Management Plan for the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population of Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) in Canada (2014-02-18)
    The bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) (Linnaeus 1758) is a large baleen whale of the family Balaenidae and possesses a nearly circumpolar distribution. Bowhead whales occur in Arctic and subarctic marine waters and in conditions ranging from open water to extensive pack ice. Two of the four recognized populations of bowhead whales are found in Canada. One of these populations, the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population, summers in the eastern Beau ...

  • Management Plan for the Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) in Canada (2017-12-22)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers under SARA for the Black-footed Albatross and have prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

  • Management Plan for the Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) in Canada (2009-06-29)
    The goal of this management plan is to prevent the Canadian prairie dog from becoming threatened or endangered by ensuring the population maintains at least 90 percent probability of persistence in 100 years. Within Grasslands National Park (Parks Canada Agency) the populations will be allowed to fluctuate in response to natural processes such as drought or predation. Regular monitoring will detect population changes so that appropriate actions c ...

  • Management Plan for the Blackstripe Topminnow, Pugnose Minnow, Spotted Sucker and Warmouth in Canada (2009-10-19)
    In Canada, the Blackstripe Topminnow (Fundulus notatus), Pugnose Minnow (Opsopoeodus emiliae), Spotted Sucker (Minytrema melanops) and Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus) all occur in southwestern Ontario.  The Blackstripe Topminnow is found only in the Sydenham River and Lake St. Clair drainages and the Warmouth is found only in four areas of Lake Erie (Long Point Bay, Big Creek National Wildlife Area [Long Point region], Rondeau Bay and Point Pelee Nati ...

  • Management Plan for the Blue Ash (Fraxinus quadrangulata) in Canada (2016-02-01)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers under SARA for the management of the Blue Ash and have prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Government of Ontario as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus griseus) and Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) in Canada (2012-04-23)
    The Bluntnose Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus griseus) and Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) are marine fish which were both listed as species of “special concern” under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in March 2009. This followed the 2007 assessment of both species as “special concern” by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC</ab

  • Management Plan for the Boreal Felt Lichen – Boreal Population (Erioderma pendicellatum) in Canada (2010-09-08)
    The Boreal felt lichen (Boreal population) was listed as special concern under SARA in January 2005. The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador listed the Boreal felt lichen as Vulnerable under its Endangered Species Act in July 2002. In the spirit of cooperation of the Accord, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has given permission to the Government of Canada to adopt “A 5 Year (2006 – 2011) Management Plan For the Boreal Felt Lichen ...

  • Management Plan for the Bridle Shiner (Notropis bifrenatus) in Canada (2011-06-20)
    The Bridle Shiner (Notropis bifrenatus [Cope, 1867]) is a small Cyprinidae with a slender body.  It is a globally rare species and its worldwide distribution is restricted to the Atlantic drainage basin in eastern North America.  In Canada, the species occurs in eastern Ontario and southwest Quebec, from the Bay of Quinte (Lake Ontario) to Lake St. Paul, in Bécancour, and south to Lake Memphrémagog.  In Quebec, the Bridle Shiner has been ...

  • Management Plan for the Brook Floater (Alasmidonta varicosa) in Canada (2018-03-08)
    The Brook Floater (Alasmidonta varicosa) is a freshwater mussel listed as Special Concern under the Species and Risk Act (SARA) in 2013. This listing triggers the development of a management plan which identifies the measures needed to conserve the species in order to prevent further declines, range loss or worsened status due to human activities. The general prohibitions of SARA do not apply to species of Special Concern, and there is no require ...

  • Management Plan for the Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea) in Canada (2011-03-22)
    Under the Species at Risk Act (S.C. 2002, c.29) (SARA) the federal competent ministers are responsible for the preparation of management plans for listed Special Concern species. The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister for the management of the Cerulean Warbler and has prepared this plan, as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation with the Provinces ...

  • Management Plan for the Climbing Prairie Rose (Rosa setigera) in Canada (2014-12-10)
    The Climbing Prairie Rose was listed as Special Concern under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2005. The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for the management of the Climbing Prairie Rose and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation with the Government of Ontario.

  • Management Plan for the Coastal Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei) in Canada (2018-10-18)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change is the competent minister under SARA for the Coastal Tailed Frog and has prepared the federal component of this management plan (Part 1), as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Environment as per section 66(1) of SARA. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the specie ...

  • Management Plan for the Coeur d'Alene Salamander (Plethodon idahoensis) in Canada (2017-02-03)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Coeur d’Alene Salamander and has prepared this management plan (Part 1), as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Environment, as per section 66(1) of SARA. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part ...

  • Management Plan for the Columbia Sculpin (Cottus hubbsi) in Canada (2012-01-24)
    Columbia sculpin are endemic to the Columbia River mainstem and tributaries downstream of Arrow Lakes. In B.C. they have been captured in the Similkameen, Tulameen, Kettle, Columbia, and Kootenay Rivers. In the United States (USA), the Columbia sculpin inhabits most of the Columbia River drainage downstream of the Montana – Idaho border, including the Snake River drainage downstream of Shoshone Falls, Idaho.  Abundance and distribution trends in ...

  • Management Plan for the Columbian Carpet Moss (Bryoerythrophyllum columbianum) in Canada (2012-02-17)
    Columbian carpet moss (Bryoerythrophyllum columbianum) was designated by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as Special Concern in Canada in May 2004. It was listed on the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) Schedule 1 in 2005. In British Columbia, the Columbian carpet moss is ranked <acronym title="Subnational r

  • Management Plan for the Cryptic Paw Lichen (Nephroma occultum) in Canada (2012-09-18)
    The Cryptic Paw Lichen (Nephroma occultum) was listed as Special Concern on the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) Schedule 1 in 2007. In British Columbia, Cryptic Paw is ranked S2S3 (imperiled to special concern, vulnerable to extirpation or extinction) by the Conservation Data Centre. SARA section 65 requires the competent Minister, which in this case, is the federal Minister of the Environment to prepare a management plan for all listed specie ...

  • Management Plan for the Deepwater Sculpin (Myoxocephalus thompsonii) in Canada (Great Lakes-Western St. Lawrence populations) (2016-12-22)
    In 2006, the Deepwater Sculpin (Great Lakes-Western St. Lawrence populations) was designated a species of Special Concern  in Canada by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), and was listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2007.  The COSEWIC designation was based on the species’ restricted distribution and the loss of two populations in addition to the possibility of a decline in one further popu ...

  • Management Plan for the Dwarf Woolly-heads (Psilocarphus brevissimus), Prairie population, in Canada (2018-06-20)
    The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for the Dwarf Woolly-heads and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Department of National Defense, province of Saskatchewan, and province of Alberta.

  • Management Plan for the Eastern Mole (Scalopus aquaticus) in Canada (2015-12-23)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers under SARA for the Eastern Mole and have prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of Ontario (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry).

  • Management Plan for the Eastern Pacific Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) in Canada (2011-01-13)
    The Grey Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) is a medium to large mysticete (baleen) whale, with typical length of adult males falling between 11.1m and 14.3 m (Evans, 1987). Skin colour is variable and ranges from dark to light grey with various degrees of mottling. The animals often have barnacles attached to their skin and patches of whale lice are common. The Grey Whale is the only large whale in which the upper jaw extends beyond the lower jaw.

  • Management Plan for the Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus), Great Lakes population, in Canada (2015-07-31)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers under SARA for the Eastern Ribbonsnake – Great Lakes population and have prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the Government of Ontario.

  • Management Plan for the Fernald’s Milk-vetch (Astragalus robbinsii var. fernaldii) in Canada (2011-08-11)
    The Species at Risk Act (SARA, Section 65) requires the competent minister to prepare management plans for species listed as special concern. The Fernald’s Milk-vetch was listed as special concern under SARA in June 2003. Environment Canada led the development of the management plan. This management plan was prepared in cooperation with the Provinces of Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador,

  • Management Plan for the Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus), Atlantic Population in Canada (2017-01-25)
    The Atlantic population of fin whales was reduced by whaling during much of the 20th century. Since 1971, however, the species has not been hunted in Canada and sightings remain relatively common off the Atlantic coast and in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. The species was designated “special concern” in May 2005 by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada and was officially added to Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act ...

  • Management Plan for the Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus), Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population, in Canada (2013-08-05)
    The Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population of Five-lined Skink was listed as a species of Special Concern on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act in 2009. The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers under SARA for the Five-lined Skink – Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population and have prepared this plan, as per section 65 of

  • Management Plan for the Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) in Canada (2013-05-29)
    The Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) is a small forest owl. It is listed as Special Concern under Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. The Flammulated Owl is under the management jurisdiction of the British Columbia provincial government. The federal Minister of the Environment has adopted the provincial management plan for the species, which was provided as science advice to the jurisdictions responsible for managing the species in British Co ...

  • Management Plan for the Frosted Glass-whiskers (Sclerophora peronella), Nova Scotia Population, in Canada (2011-06-29)
    The Frosted Glass-whiskers was listed as Special Concern under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in August 2006. The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister for the recovery of this species and has prepared this management plan as per Section 65 of SARA. This plan was developed in cooperation with the provincial agency responsible for this species and associated habitat (Nova Sco

  • Management Plan for the Grass Pickerel (Esox americanus vermiculatus) in Canada (2012-04-27)
    In 2005, the Grass Pickerel was designated a species of Special Concern in Canada by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and was listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2006. The COSEWIC designation was based on the species’ restricted distribution and declining population estimates in three of 10 k

  • Management Plan for the Great Plains Toad (Anaxyrus cognatus) in Canada (2013-01-16)
    The Great Plains Toad was listed as a species of Special Concern on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2005. The Minister of Environment is the competent minister for the management of the Great Plains Toad and has prepared this plan, as per section 65 of SARA. The plan has been prepared in cooperation with the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

  • Management Plan for the Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) in Canada (2017-03-20)
    The Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) is an anadromous fish that was originally assessed in November 2004 as ‘special concern’ by the Committee for the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), and recently reassessed under the same status in November 2013. Green Sturgeon was listed as a species of Special Concern under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in September 2006 and is currently listed as such. Green Sturgeon are thought to ...

  • Management Plan for the Hairy Prairie-clover (Dalea villosa) in Canada (2018-06-20)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change is the competent minister under SARA for the Hairy Prairie-clover and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with: Department of National Defense, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Province of Saskatchewan, and Province of Manitoba, as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) Eastern Population, in Atlantic Canada and Québec (2007-06-20)
    The Harlequin Duck is a migratory bird covered under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and is under the management jurisdiction of the federal government. The Species at Risk Act (SARA, Section 65) requires the competent minister to prepare management plans for listed special concern species. The Harlequin Duck was listed as Special Concern in May 2001. Canadian Wildlife Service – Atlantic Region, Environment Canada led the development o ...

  • Management Plan for the Hart’s-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium) in Canada (2013-04-30)
    Hart’s-tongue Fern is a perennial fern with distinct ‘strap’ or ‘tongue-shaped fronds’. In Canada, this species only occurs in Ontario, where it is generally found along the upper and mid-slope positions of the Niagara Escarpment region. It is listed as Special Concern under Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for the management of the Hart’s-tongue Fern and has prepared t

  • Management Plan for the Houghton's Goldenrod (Solidago houghtonii) in Canada (2015-07-31)
    The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for Houghton's Goldenrod and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the Government of Ontario.

  • Management Plan for the Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) in Canada (2014-03-13)
    The Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) was listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2003. This species status was re-examined by COSEWIC and designated Threatened in April 2010, as a result of ongoing population declines both globally and in Canada. A decision regarding up-listing the species under SARA is pending the outcome of consultation. If the Lewis’s Woodpecker is later lis

  • Management Plan for the Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) in Canada (2013-01-17)
    The Long-billed Curlew was listed as a species of Special Concern on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act in 2005. The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers for the management of the Long-billed Curlew and have prepared this plan, as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation with the Pr

  • Management Plan for the Louisiana Waterthrush (Seiurus motacilla) in Canada (2012-08-01)
    The Louisiana Waterthrush was listed as a species of Special Concern under SARA in December 2007. The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister for the management of the Louisiana Waterthrush and has prepared this plan, as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of Ontario.

  • Management Plan for the Lyall’s Mariposa Lily (Calochortus lyallii) in Canada (2018-10-18)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change is the competent minister under SARA for the Lyall’s Mariposa Lily and has prepared the federal component of this management plan (Part 1), as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the B.C. Ministry of Environment, as per section 66(1) of SARA. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the species if the Ministe ...

  • Management Plan for the McCown’s Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii) in Canada (2014-10-30)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent minister(s) under SARA for the management of McCown’s Longspur and have prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation with the Governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum) in Canada (2015-07-31)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers under SARA for the Milksnake and have prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the Government of Ontario.

  • Management Plan for the Monarch (Danaus plexippus) in Canada (2016-10-04)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers for the management of the Monarch and have prepared this plan in cooperation with the provincial governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

  • Management Plan for the Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    The Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa) is a semi-fossorial rodent limited in range to the Pacific Northwest states and British Columbia (B.C.).

  • Management Plan for the Northern Brook Lamprey (Ichthyomyzon fossor) in Canada (Great Lakes – Upper St. Lawrence populations) (2018-07-31)
    The Northern Brook Lamprey is a freshwater fish from the family Petromyzontidae. It belongs to one of the two surviving groups of the jawless (agnathan) stage in vertebrate evolution. The non-parasitic Northern Brook Lamprey is considered a smaller-sized relative of the parasitic Silver Lamprey. There is a growing body of evidence, based principally on recent genetic studies, that both species lack genetic divergence and might possibly be conside ...

  • Management Plan for the Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens), Western Boreal/Prairie Populations, in Canada (2013-01-23)
    The Northern Leopard Frog, Western Boreal / Prairie Populations, is found across the Prairie Provinces and in the Northwest Territories of Canada. It was listed as Special Concern under the federal Species at Risk Act in 2005. The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent minister(s) under SARA for the management of Northern Leopard Frog, Western Boreal / Prairie Populations, and have ...

  • Management Plan for the Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica) in Canada (2019-05-16)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Northern Map Turtle and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the governments of Ontario (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) and Quebec (Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs) as per section 66(1) o ...

  • Management Plan for the Northern Mountain Population of Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in Canada (2012-05-10)
    The Northern Mountain population of woodland caribou (NMP; Rangifer tarandus caribou) was assessed by COSEWIC in 2002 and listed under the federal Species at Risk Act as a species of “special concern” in 2005. The purpose of this plan is to summarize the threats facing Northern Mountain caribou, set out management goals and objectives

  • Management Plan for the Northern Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora) in Canada (2017-02-03)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agencies is the competent minister under SARA for the Northern Red-legged Frog and has prepared the federal component of this management plan (Part 1), as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Environment, as per section 66(1) of SARA. SARA section 69 allows the Min ...

  • Management Plan for the Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) in Canada (2017-02-03)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Northern Rubber Boa and has prepared this management plan (Part 1) as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of Environment. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the species ...

  • Management Plan for the Nuttall's Cottontail nuttallii subspecies (Sylvilagus nuttallii nuttallii) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    Nuttall’s Cottontail is a small rabbit, approximately 32 cm in length and 500 g in weight. Fur colour is pale brown on the back, grey on the sides, and rump and white on the belly. The tail is grey above with white underneath and is often held so the white underside is showing. This identifying characteristic is reflected in the Syilx (Okanagan) language name for Nuttall’s Cottontail, np?pq?upa?s, which means “little white pat

  • Management Plan for the Offshore Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) in Canada (2009-12-29)
    The offshore killer whale is a marine mammal and is under the responsibility of the federal government. The Species at Risk Act (SARA, Section 65) requires the competent minister to prepare management plans for species listed as special concern. The offshore killer whale was listed as a species of special concern under SARA in 2003. The development of this management plan was led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Pacific Region, in cooperation ...

  • Management Plan for the Oldgrowth Specklebelly Lichen (Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis) in Canada (2017-03-17)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Oldgrowth Specklebelly Lichen and has prepared the federal component of this management plan (Part 1) as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of British Columbia. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan ...

  • Management Plan for the Olympia oyster (Ostrea conchaphila) in Canada (2009-07-30)
    The Olympia oyster is a marine species and is under the responsibility of the federal government. The Species at Risk Act (SARA, Section 65) requires the competent minister to prepare management plans for species listed as special concern. The Olympia oyster was listed as a species of special concern under SARA in June 2003. The development of this management plan was led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Pacific Region, in cooperation and consu ...

  • Management Plan for the Pacific Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena) in Canada (2009-12-04)
    Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) are a small marine mammal reaching a length of about 2.2 m and weight of about 75 kg when fully grown, making them the smallest cetacean in Canadian waters. The species exhibits sexual dimorphism, with females of this species generally being larger than males. Harbour porpoise are often difficult to observe in the wild, in part due to the grey-brown counter-colouration on the dorsal surface with lighter ...

  • Management Plan for the Pale Yellow Dune Moth (Copablepharon grandis) in Canada (2016-02-01)
    The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for the Pale Yellow Dune Moth and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

  • Management Plan for the Peregrine Falcon anatum/tundrius (Falco peregrinus anatum/tundrius) in Canada (2017-10-12)
    The Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada is the competent minister under SARA for the Peregrine Falcon anatum/tundrius, and has prepared this plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Lab ...

  • Management Plan for the Peregrine Falcon pealei subspecies (Falco peregrinus pealei) in Canada (2017-12-21)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Peregrine Falcon pealei subspecies and has prepared the federal component of this management plan (Part 1), as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of British Columbia, as per section 66(1) of SARA. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to ad ...

  • Management Plan for the Prototype Quillwort (Isoetes prototypus) in Canada (2012-09-18)
    The Species at Risk Act (SARA, Section 65) requires the competent minister to prepare management plans for species listed as special concern. The Prototype Quillwort was listed as special concern under SARA in August 2006. Environment Canada led the development of the management plan. This management plan was prepared in cooperation with the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, as per section 66 (1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Pygmy Pocket Moss (Fissidens exilis) in Canada (2016-06-17)
    The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for the Pygmy Pocket Moss and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia governments.

  • Management Plan for the Pygmy Snaketail (Ophiogomphus howei) in Canada (2013-04-18)
    The Pygmy Snaketail (Ophiogomphus howei) is one of the smallest dragonflies in North America. In Canada, it has limited occurrence in New Brunswick and Ontario. It is listed as Special Concern under Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister for the management of the Pygmy Snaketail and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation

  • Management Plan for the Riddell's Goldenrod (Solidago riddellii) in Canada (2015-12-23)
    Riddell’s Goldenrod is an herbaceous perennial in the aster family, which has a disjunct distribution in Canada and the United States. In Canada, it is located only in southeastern Manitoba and southwestern Ontario. It was listed as Special Concern under the federal Species at Risk Act in 2003. The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for the management of Riddell’s Goldenrod, and has prepared this management plan as p ...

  • Management plan for the River Redhorse (Moxostoma carinatum) in Canada (2018-07-31)
    The River Redhorse is a member of the genus Moxostoma in the Catostomidae family. The River Redhorse is a large sucker, with adults generally measuring more than 500 mm in total length (TL); some specimens can exceed 700 mm TL. It has deeply plicate (folded) lips without transverse ridges. Even as adults, it may sometimes be confused with other suckers (particularly Moxostoma species) by those less experienced. However, there are several criteria ...

  • Management Plan for the Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel (Gonidea angulata) in British Columbia (2011-07-15)
    The Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel is a freshwater mollusc and was listed as a species of special concern under the Species at Risk Act (SARA), in July 2005. This large freshwater bivalve has a trapezoidal shell. The most distinctive feature of the shell is a prominent posterior ridge running almost parallel with the anterior margin, from the umbo to the angular basal posterior margin of each valve. The posterior length of the shell exceeds the ant ...

  • Management Plan for the Rougheye/Blackspotted Rockfish Complex (Sebastes Aleutianus and S. Melanostictus) and Longspine Thornyhead (Sebastolobus Altivelis) in Canada (2012-04-30)
    The Rougheye/Blackspotted Rockfish complex comprises two species, Rougheye Rockfish (Sebastes aleutianus) and Blackspotted Rockfish (Sebastes melanostictus). Both species belong to the family Scorpaenidae, and are possibly among the longest lived fish species on earth. In Alaska, scientists aged one specimen to 205 years. These species appear red with dark or dusky blotches of pigment in the back dorsal region, and generally do not exceed 80 cm i ...

  • Management Plan for the Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) in Canada (2015-07-31)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent minister(s) under SARA for the management of Rusty Blackbird and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared, to the extent possible, in cooperation with the governments of Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoun ...

  • Management plan for the Savannah Sparrow, princeps subspecies (Passerculus sandwichensis princeps), in Canada (2006-10-25)
    The Savannah Sparrow, princeps subspecies (“Ipswich Sparrow”), is a migratory bird covered under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and is under the management jurisdiction of the federal government. The Species at Risk Act (SARA, Section 65) requires the competent minister to prepare management plans for listed species of special concern. The Ipswich Sparrow was listed as a species of special concern under SARA in June 2003. The Canadian W ...

  • Management Plan for the Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) in Canada (2014-01-31)
    The Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal that was listed as a species of “Special Concern” under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in March 2009. The Sea Otter was originally listed as “Threatened” under the Act, but was subsequently listed at a lower risk level of “Special Concern” following the 2007 assessment by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (<abbr title="Committee on the Status of Endangered Wi

  • Management Plan for the Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) in Canada (2018-10-04)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Short-eared Owl and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the following as per section 66(1) of SARA. Parks Canada Agency Department of National Defence Governments of the Northwest Territories, Alberta, Ma ...

  • Management plan for the Shorthead Sculpin (Cottus confusus) in Canada (2019-08-21)
    The Shorthead Sculpin (Cottus confusus) is a small riverine fish found west of the Continental Divide, primarily in the Columbia River watershed in the western states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana, and in tributaries to Puget Sound in Washington State. The northern range limit of the species extends into southern British Columbia in the Columbia River watershed. In Canada, Shorthead Sculpin are found in the mainstem and tributaries of ...

  • Management Plan for the Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in Canada (2016-06-09)
    Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) is an aquatic species listed as Special Concern under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). This listing triggers the requirement for a management plan, which aims to identify the measures needed to ensure the species does not become further at risk. The general prohibitions of SARA do not apply to species of Special Concern, and there is no requirement to

  • Management Plan for the Silver Chub, Macrhybopsis storeriana, in Canada (2010-09-07)
    The Silver Chub (Macrhybopsis storeriana Kirtland, 1845) is a stout minnow ranging 102-152 mm in total length. Colouring is a pale grey-green on the back, becoming silver on the sides and silvery white below. In Canada, the species is found in Ontario (Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and Lake Huron) and Manitoba (Assiniboine, Red and Rosseau rivers and Lake Winnipeg). Globally, Silver Chub populations are considered Secure (G5) and, in the United St ...

  • Management Plan for the Sonora Skipper (Polites sonora) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    SARA section 65 requires the competent Minister, which is the federal Minister of the Environment in this case, to prepare a management plan for all listed special concern species. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the species if the Minister is of the opinion that an existing plan relating to a wildlife species includes adequate measures for the conservation of the species. The attached provincial

  • Management Plan for the Sowerby's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon bidens) in Canada (2017-04-26)
    The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed the Sowerby’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon bidens) as Special Concern in 2006. In 2011, the Sowerby’s Beaked Whale was listed as Special Concern under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). The Sowerby’s Beaked Whale is endemic to the North Atlantic Ocean. Its distribution within Canadian waters is thought to include the offshore waters along the continental slope and ...

  • Management Plan for the Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister for the conservation of the Spotted Bat and has prepared this management plan as per section 37 of SARA. In the spirit of cooperation of the Accord, the Government of British Columbia has given permission to the Government of Canada to adopt the Management Plan for the Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum) in British Columbia under section 69 of the Species at Risk Act.

  • Management Plan for the Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus porphyriticus) in Canada (2014-12-10)
    The Spring Salamander is a large stream salamander that occurs in the Appalachian Mountains in eastern North America. It is present in southeastern Quebec and is also known to have occurred in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, but has not been observed there since 1877. The Spring Salamander was listed as Special Concern on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in January 2010. The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister fo ...

  • Management Plan for the Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) in Canada (2011-01-25)
    The Steller Sea Lion is the largest member of eared seals and a relatively long-lived and slow reproducing species. The scientific name (Eumetopias jubatus) means having a broad forehead and a mane, a reference to the prominent ruff of coarse hair that mature males develop on their necks and chests which resembles a lion’s mane. All sea lions are remarkably agile on land due to their ability to rotate their hind flippers forward and prop thems ...

  • Management Plan for the Swamp Rose-mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) in Canada (2013-04-30)
    The Swamp Rose-mallow was listed as a species of Special Concern under SARA in August 2006. The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister for the management of the Swamp Rose-mallow and has prepared this plan, as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of Ontario.

  • Management Plan for the Threaded Vertigo (Nearctula sp.) in Canada (2019-02-18)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Threaded Vertigo and has prepared the federal component of this management plan (Part 1), as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of British Columbia, as per section 66(1) of SARA. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of ...

  • Management Plan for the Tuberous Indian-plantain (Arnoglossum plantagineum) in Canada (2015-07-31)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers under SARA for the Tuberous Indian-plantain and have prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the Parks Canada Agency and with the Government of Ontario.

  • Management Plan for the Vancouver Island Beggarticks (Bidens amplissima) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for the Vancouver Island Beggarticks and has prepared this management plan (Part 1) as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the B.C. Ministry of Environment. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the species if it meets the requirements under SARA for the content. The B.C. Ministry of E ...

  • Management Plan for the Warty Jumping-slug (Hemophillia glandulosa) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent ministers under SARA for the Warty Jumping-slug and have prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with British Columbia Ministry of Environment. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the species if it meets the requirements u ...

  • Management Plan for the Wavyrayed Lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola) in Canada (2018-04-17)
    The Wavyrayed Lampmussel is a sexually dimorphic, medium-sized freshwater mussel (75-100 mm long) that is easily distinguished from other mussels by its yellow or yellowish-green, rounded shell with numerous thin wavy green rays. This species is considered N1 (nationally critically imperilled) in Canada. The species was downlisted from Endangered to Special Concern under the Species at Risk Act following a reassessment by the Committee on the Sta ...

  • Management Plan for the Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii) in Canada (2019-03-06)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada is the competent minister under SARA for the Weidemeyer’s Admiral and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with province of Alberta, as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Western Blue Flag (Iris missouriensis) in Canada (2019-03-06)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change is the competent minister under SARA for the Western Blue Flag and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of Alberta, as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspecies (Reithrodontomys megalotis megalotis) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    SARA section 65 requires the competent Minister, which is the federal Minister of the Environment in this case, to prepare a management plan for all listed Special Concern species. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the species if the Minister is of the opinion that an existing plan relating to a wildlife species includes adequate measures for the conservation of the species.

  • Management Plan for the Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) Intermountain – Rocky Mountain population in Canada (2018-10-18)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change is the competent minister under SARA for the Western Painted Turtle Intermountain – Rocky Mountain population and has prepared the federal component of this management plan (Part 1), as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the province of British Columbia as per section 66(1) of SARA. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an ex ...

  • Management Plan for the Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    The Western Skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus; formerly Eumeces skiltonianus) was designated as Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2002. It was listed as Special Concern in Canada on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2005. The reasons for listing included the species’ small area of

  • Management Plan for the Western Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    The Racer is a relatively thin snake that is typically less than 1 m in length. Adults are uniform grey or olive and have a yellow belly; young have a series of brown, saddle-like cross bands across the back that become fainter as the snakes mature. Racers are harmless to humans and feed mainly on insects. Racers occur in the south and central interior of British Columbia, a range that includes at least 5 discrete areas near Trail, Grand Forks, a ...

  • Management Plan for the Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus Clarkii Lewisi), British Columbia Population, in Canada (2017-03-20)
    The Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus Clarkii Lewisi) was designated as Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) due to concerns regarding introduced species (hybridization and competition), habitat loss and degradation, and increasing exploitation. It is listed as Special Concern in Canada on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). In British Columbia, the Westslope Cutthroat Trout is ...

  • Management Plan for the Woodland Vole (Microtus pinetorum) in Canada (2015-12-30)
    The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister under SARA for the Woodland Vole and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the provinces of Ontario (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) and Quebec (Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec).

  • Management Plan for the Yellow Lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa) in Canada (2010-04-06)
    The yellow lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa) is a freshwater bivalve mollusc that is typically up to 75 mm in length and is almost oval in outline, with a glossy, bright yellow or reddish brown outer shell. It is a suspension feeder which filters organic debris and phytoplankton from the water. The sexes are separate and early larval (glochidial) development takes place within females. Development proceeds through a period of parasitism where the ...

  • Management Plan for the Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis) in Canada (2013-10-16)
    The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister for the conservation of the Yellow Rail and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. The plan has been prepared in cooperation with the provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia as well as the Northwest Territories, the Tlicho Government and the Wek’èezhìi Renewable Resources Board of the Northwest Territories.

  • Management Plan for the Yellow-breasted Chat, virens subspecies (Icteria virens virens), in Canada (2011-02-01)
    The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister for the management of the Yellow-breasted Chat virens subspecies and has prepared this plan, as per section 65 of SARA. This plan has also been prepared in cooperation with the Government of Ontario.

  • Management Plan for Twisted Oak Moss (Syntrichia laevipila) in Canada (2011-08-11)
    The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) designated Twisted Oak Moss (Syntrichia laevipila) as Special Concern in Canada in 2004. It is listed as ‘Special Concern’ on the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). Twisted Oak Moss is a small moss species that grows in clumps on tree bark, primarily on Garry oaks (<e

  • Management Plan for Victorin’s Water-hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. victorinii) in Canada (2011-05-30)
    Victorin’s Water-hemlock was added to Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act in July 2005. The Minister of the Environment and the Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency are the competent federal ministers for the conservation of the Victorin’s Water-hemlock. This management plan was developed in accordance with section 65 of SARA in cooperation with the Government of Quebec (Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement

  • Recovery Strategy and Management Plan for the Red Knot (Calidris canutus) in Canada (2017-11-24)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Red Knot and has prepared this document, as per sections 37 and 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador ...

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  • Management Plan for the Band-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas fasciata) in Canada (2016-03-24)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, as Minister responsible for both Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Parks Canada Agency, is the competent minister under SARA for the management of the Band-tailed Pigeon and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation with the province of British Columbia as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Crooked-stem Aster (Symphyotrichum prenanthoides) in Canada [Proposed] (2018-05-31)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change is the competent minister under SARA for the Crooked-stem Aster and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the Province of Ontario (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry), as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Eastern Wolf (Canis lupus lycaon) in Canada (2017-03-31)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Eastern Wolf and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, it has been prepared in cooperation with the governments of Ontario and Quebec, as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Great Blue Heron fannini subspecies (Ardea herodias fannini) in Canada (2016-02-17)
    The Minister of the Environment, as Minister responsible for both Environment Canada and Parks Canada Agency, is the competent minister under SARA for the Great Blue Heron fannini subspecies and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the province of British Columbia.

  • Management Plan for the Mountain Sucker (Catostomus platyrhynchus), Pacific populations, in Canada (proposed) (2018-08-23)
    The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is the competent minister under SARA for the Mountain Sucker, Pacific populations, and has prepared this Management Plan, as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, this Management Plan has been prepared in cooperation with environmental non-government organizations, species experts, and the Province of British Columbia as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Cottus sp.), Westslope populations, in Canada (2018-08-23)
    The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is the competent minister under SARA for the Rocky Mountain Sculpin, Westslope populations, and has prepared this Management Plan, as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, this Management Plan has been prepared in cooperation with environmental non-governmental organizations, industry, species experts, and the Province of British Columbia as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in Canada (2016-03-30)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the management of the Snapping Turtle and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible, the management plan has been prepared in cooperation with the governments of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as per section 66(1) of SAR ...

  • Management Plan for the Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas) in Canada (2016-12-01)
    The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Parks Canada Agency is the competent minister under SARA for the Western Toad and has prepared this management plan as per section 65 of SARA. To the extent possible it has been prepared in cooperation with the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, and Yukon and Northwest Territories as per section 66(1) of SARA.

  • Management Plan for the Yelloweye Rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) in Canada (2018-12-27)
    Yelloweye Rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus, Inside and Outside waters populations) was listed as a species of Special Concern under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in July 2011. Yelloweye Rockfish belong to the family Sebastidae and are easily identified by their vibrant orange to red colouration and bright yellow eyes. Yelloweye Rockfish are one of the largest rockfish species, reaching a maximum recorded length of 91 cm and weight of 11.3 kg,

  • Recovery Strategy and Management Plan for Multiple Species of Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora in Canada (2010-09-08)
    Section 37 of SARA requires the competent minister to prepare recovery strategies for listed extirpated, endangered or threatened species and Section 65 of SARA requires the competent minister to prepare management plans for special concern species. For the SARA-listed species of Special Concern, their inclusion in this combined recovery strategy and management plan will also serve in lieu of a separate management plan as required under SARA (Se ...

  • Recovery Strategy for the Northern Wolffish (Anarhichas denticulatus) and Spotted Wolffish (Anarhichas minor), and Management Plan for Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) in Canada (2018-07-11)
    Four species of wolffish (family Anarhichadidae) inhabit Canadian waters: Anarhichas denticulatus (northern), A. minor (spotted) and A. lupus (atlantic) in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, and A. orientalis in the Arctic Ocean only. In May 2001, A. denticulatus and A. minor were assessed by COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) as “threatened” due to declines in their abundance and biomass. This assessment applies to s ...

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