Public Comment Period: Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou

Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Boreal population in Canada
22 Feb 2012

Comment period extended by 120 days

Over the past year and a half, Environment Canada staff have engaged with stakeholders and Aboriginal communities within the range of the boreal caribou across Canada to discuss boreal caribou and learn more about how to conserve and protect this species.  During these sessions, we shared information about boreal caribou and the recovery planning process under the Species at Risk Act.  The sessions were also an opportunity for stakeholders and Aboriginal people to provide input on key elements of the national recovery strategy.  During this same time, Environment Canada conducted scientific studies on boreal caribou habitat needs and supported a process, carried out by Aboriginal people, where traditional knowledge about boreal caribou was shared by knowledge holders.

Following completion of this first phase of work, Environment Canada drafted the proposed national recovery strategy, informed by input received.  Environment Canada posted the proposed national recovery strategy on the Species at Risk Public Registry ( on August 26, 2011, for a 60-day public comment period which concludes February 22, 2012. The proposed national recovery strategy can be found online at:

During this time, we invite you to review the proposed recovery strategy and provide feedback within the 60-day comment period. Any comments you provide will be considered in the final national recovery strategy.

We look forward to continuing to work with you during the development of the national recovery strategy for boreal caribou.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Greg Wilson by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (780) 951-8669.