Species at risk: 3-year posting plan for recovery documents

Last update February 20, 2020

Under the Species at Risk Act (SARA), the competent Minister(s) must post a recovery strategy on the Species at Risk Public Registry within 1 year of listing a species  as endangered on Schedule 1 of SARA and within 2 years of listing a species as extirpated or threatened. A management plan must be posted within 3 years for a species listed as special concern. The competent Minister(s) in respect of a recovery strategy must prepare one or more action plans on the Species at Risk Public Registry based on the recovery strategy.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is responsible for leading the development of recovery strategies and management plans for 334 of the 521 species currently listed on Schedule 1 of SARA. As of April 1, 2014, proposed recovery strategies or management plans for 189 species under the responsibility of Environment and Climate Change Canada had not yet been posted. An additional three species were added to Schedule 1 of SARA as announced on December 17, 2014. Environment and Climate Change Canada has developed an expedited plan to post proposed recovery strategies and management plans for these 192 species over three years in a prioritized manner based on consideration of immediate threats and population declines as well as program priorities and information availability.

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Three-Year Recovery Document Posting Plan identifies the species for which recovery documents will be posted each fiscal year starting in 2014-2015. Posting this three year plan on the Species at Risk Public Registry is intended to provide transparency to partners, stakeholders, and the public about Environment and Climate Change Canada’s plan to develop and post these proposed recovery strategies and management plans. However, both the number of documents and the particular species that are posted in a given year may change slightly due to a variety of circumstances.

Recovery Document Type: RS – Recovery Strategy; MP – Management Plan
SARA Status: EN – Endangered; TH – Threatened; EX – Extirpated; SC – Special Concern
Posted: ✔ – published; - – not published

2016-2017 Recovery Document Posting Plan
Species Common Name and Population Species Range
SARA Status
Recovery
Document
Type
Posted
Alkaline Wing-nerved Moss BC, SK
TH
RS
-
American Badger jeffersonii ssp. BC
EN
RS
-
Aweme Borer ON
EN
RS
Barren-ground Caribou, Dolphin / Union pop. NT, NU
SC
MP
Bent Spike-rush,
Southern Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS
Bicknell's Thrush QC, NB, NS
TH
RS
Blue Racer ON
EN
RS
Blue-grey Taildropper Slug BC
EN
RS
Branched Bartonia ON
TH
RS
Chimney Swift SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, NL
TH
RS
-
Crooked-stem Aster ON
TH
RS
Dun Skipper, W. pop. BC
TH
RS
Eastern Foxsnake, Carolinian pop. ON
EN
RS
Eastern Foxsnake,
Great Lakes / St. Lawrence pop.
ON
EN
RS
Eastern Persius Duskywing ON
EN
RS
Eastern Wolf ON, QC
SC
MP
Edwards' Beach Moth BC
EN
RS
False Rue-anemone ON
TH
RS
Ferruginous Hawk AB, SK, MB
TH
RS
-
Five-spotted Bogus Yucca Moth AB
EN
RS
Frosted Elfin ON
EX
RS
Gattinger's Agalinis MB, ON
EN
RS
Goldenseal ON
TH
RS
Gray Ratsnake, Carolinian pop. ON
EN
RS
Gray Ratsnake, Great Lakes / St. Lawrence pop. ON
TH
RS
Great Basin Gophersnake BC
TH
RS
Great Basin Spadefoot BC
TH
RS
Greater Prairie-Chicken AB, SK, MB, ON
EX
RS
-
Greater Sage-Grouse phaios ssp. BC
EX
RS
Grey Fox MB, ON
TH
RS
Hairy Prairie-clover SK, MB
TH
RS
Illinois Tick-trefoil ON
EX
RS
Juniper Sedge ON
EN
RS
Karner Blue ON
EX
RS
Lake Erie Watersnake ON
EN
RS
Large Whorled Pogonia ON
EN
RS
Mormon Metalmark,
Southern Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS
Non-pollinating Yucca Moth AB
EN
RS
Northern Bobwhite ON
EN
RS
Pacific Gophersnake BC
EX
RS
Peary Caribou NT, NU
EN
RS
-
Polar Bear YT, NT, NU, MB, ON, QC, NL, Arctic_Ocean
SC
MP
-
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard BC
EX
RS
Red-headed Woodpecker SK, MB, ON, QC
TH
RS
Round-leaved Greenbrier, Great Lakes Plains pop. ON
TH
RS
Sharp-tailed Snake BC
EN
RS
Showy Phlox BC
TH
RS
Small-mouthed Salamander ON
EN
RS
Tiger Salamander,
Southern Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS
Vancouver Island Marmot BC
EN
RS
Victoria's Owl-clover BC
EN
RS
Wallis’ Dark Saltflat Tiger Beetle BC
EN
RS
Weidemeyer's Admiral AB
SC
MP
Western Blue Flag AB
SC
MP
Western Painted Turtle, Intermountain - Rocky Mountain pop. BC
SC
MP
Western Painted Turtle, Pacific Coast pop. BC
EN
RS
Western Rattlesnake BC
TH
RS
Western Screech-Owl kennicottii ssp. BC
SC
MP
-
Western Screech-Owl macfarlanei ssp. BC
EN
RS
-
White Wood Aster ON, QC
TH
RS
2015-2016 Recovery Document Posting Plan
Species Common Name and Population Species Range SARA Status Recovery
Document Type
Posted
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander, Carolinian pop. ON
EN
RS
American Chestnut ON
EN
RS
American Columbo ON
EN
RS
American Ginseng ON, QC
EN
RS
Band Tailed Pigeon BC
SC
MP
Barn Owl, E. pop. ON
EN
RS
Barn Owl, W. pop. BC
SC
MP
-
Bert's Predaceous Diving Beetle AB
EN
RS
Bird's-foot Violet ON
EN
RS
Blanding's Turtle,
Great Lakes / St. Lawrence pop.
ON, QC
TH
RS
Butler's Gartersnake ON
TH
RS
Cherry Birch ON
EN
RS
Chestnut-collared Longspur AB, SK, MB
TH
RS
Cliff Paintbrush BC
TH
RS
Coastal Giant Salamander BC
TH
RS
Coastal Tailed Frog BC
SC
MP
Coeur d'Alene Salamander BC
SC
MP
Desert Nightsnake BC
EN
RS
Dwarf Woolly-heads, Prairie pop. AB, SK
SC
MP
Eastern Musk Turtle ON, QC
TH
RS
Great Blue Heron fannini ssp. BC
SC
MP
Lewis's Woodpecker BC
TH
RS
Little Brown Myotis YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
EN
RS
Lyall's Mariposa Lily BC
TH
RS
Mexican Mosquito-fern BC
TH
RS
Mountain Holly Fern BC, QC, NL
TH
RS
Nodding Pogonia ON
EN
RS
Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle ON, QC
EN
RS
Northern Leopard Frog,
Rocky Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS
Northern Map Turtle ON, QC
SC
MP
Northern Myotis YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
EN
RS
Northern Red-legged Frog BC
SC
MP
Oldgrowth Specklebelly Lichen BC
SC
MP
Pacific Pond Turtle BC
EX
RS
Pale Yellow Dune Moth AB, SK, MB
SC
MP
Pallid Bat BC
TH
RS
Peregrine Falcon anatum / tundrius ssp. YT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, NL
SC
MP
Peregrine Falcon pealei ssp. BC
SC
MP
Phantom Orchid BC
TH
RS
Prairie Skink MB
EN
RS
Purple Twayblade ON, QC
EN
RS
Pygmy Pocket Moss ON, QC
SC
MP
Queensnake ON
EN
RS
Rapids Clubtail ON
EN
RS
Red Knot islandica ssp. NT, NU
SC
MP
Red Knot roselaari type YT, NT, BC
TH
RS
Red Knot rufa ssp. NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
EN
RS
Rubber Boa BC
SC
MP
Rusty-patched Bumble Bee ON, QC
EN
RS
Seaside Bone Lichen BC
TH
RS
Short-eared Owl YT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
SC
MP
Slender Bush-clover ON
EN
RS
Small-flowered Lipocarpha BC, ON
EN
RS
Snapping Turtle SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS
SC
MP
Spalding's Campion BC
EN
RS
Spiny Softshell ON, QC
TH
RS
Spotted Turtle ON, QC
EN
RS
Streambank Lupine BC
EN
RS
Tall Bugbane BC
EN
RS
Threaded Vertigo BC
SC
MP
Tri-colored Bat ON, QC, NB, NS
EN
RS
Verna's Flower Moth AB, SK, MB
TH
RS
Virginia Goat's-rue ON
EN
RS
Western Silvery Aster MB, ON
TH
RS
Western Toad YT, NT, BC, AB
SC
MP
Whitebark Pine BC, AB
EN
RS
Wild Hyacinth ON
TH
RS
Willowleaf Aster ON
TH
RS
Wood Bison YT, NT, BC, AB, MB
TH
RS
Wood Turtle ON, QC, NB, NS
TH
RS
Woodland Vole ON, QC
SC
MP
2014-2015 Recovery Document Posting Plan
Species Common Name and Population Species Range SARA Status Recovery
Document Type
Posted
Ancient Murrelet BC
SC
MP
Behr's (Columbia) Hairstreak BC
TH
RS
Bent Spike-rush,
Great Lakes population
ON
EN
RS
Black-footed Albatross Pacific Ocean
SC
MP
Blue Ash ON
SC
MP
Bogbean Buckmoth ON
EN
RS
Canada Warbler YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
TH
RS
Colicroot ON
TH
RS
Common Nighthawk YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
TH
RS
Dense Blazing Star ON
TH
RS
Drooping Trillium ON
EN
RS
Dusky Dune Moth AB, SK, MB
EN
RS
Eastern Mole ON
SC
MP
Eastern Ribbonsnake,
Great Lakes population
ON, QC
SC
MP
Eastern Whip-poor-will SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS
TH
RS
Five-lined Skink, Carolinian pop. ON
EN
RS
Golden-winged Warbler MB, ON, QC
TH
RS
Greater Short-horned Lizard AB, SK
EN
RS
Half-moon Hairstreak BC, AB
EN
RS
Houghton's Goldenrod ON
SC
MP
Jefferson Salamander ON
TH
RS
Kentucky Coffee-tree ON
TH
RS
Loggerhead Shrike Prairie ssp. AB, SK, MB
TH
RS
McCown's Longspur AB, SK
SC
MP
Milksnake ON, QC
SC
MP
Monarch BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
SC
MP
Mountain Beaver BC
SC
MP
Nuttall's Cottontail nuttallii ssp. BC
SC
MP
Ogden's Pondweed ON
EN
RS
Olive-sided Flycatcher YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
TH
RS
Oregon Forestsnail BC
EN
RS
Oregon Spotted Frog BC
EN
RS
Pacific Water Shrew BC
EN
RS
Pale-bellied Frost Lichen ON
EN
RS
Porsild's Bryum NU, BC, AB, NL
TH
RS
Redroot NS
SC
MP
Riddell's Goldenrod MB, ON
SC
MP
Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog BC
EN
RS
Rough Agalinis MB
EN
RS
Rusty Blackbird YT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
SC
MP
Sage Thrasher BC, AB, SK
EN
RS
Scarlet Ammannia BC, ON
EN
RS
Smooth Goosefoot AB, SK, MB
TH
RS
Sonora Skipper BC
SC
MP
Spotted Bat BC
SC
MP
Spotted Wintergreen ON, QC
EN
RS
Toothcup BC, ON
EN
RS
Townsend's Mole BC
EN
RS
Tubercled Spike-rush NS
SC
MP
Tuberous Indian-plantain ON
SC
MP
Vancouver Island Beggarticks BC
SC
MP
Virginia Mallow ON
EN
RS
Vole Ears Lichen NB, NS, NL
EN
RS
Warty Jumping-slug BC
SC
MP
Western Chorus Frog,
Great Lakes / St. Lawrence pop.
ON, QC
TH
RS
Western Harvest Mouse dychei ssp. AB
EN
RS
Western Harvest Mouse megalotis ssp. BC
SC
MP
Western Skink BC
SC
MP
Western Yellow-bellied Racer BC
SC
MP
Wolverine, Eastern pop. QC, NL
EN
RS
Yellow-breasted Chat auricollis ssp.,
Southern Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS

 

 


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