Ministry of Environment
Species at Risk Task Force
In August 2009, Premier Gordon Campbell announced in the speech from the throne that the Province would establish a task force on Species at Risk. The Species at Risk Task Force was asked to provide recommendations to the B.C. government to help it update its vision for the conservation of species and ecosystems at risk and ensure British Columbia remains a leader in environmental sustainability.
The task force was asked to build on the provincial government’s Conservation Framework and Conservation Data Centre, and provide fiscally responsible and economically viable recommendations on the following topics: Defining Vision, Principles and Outcomes; Environmental Management; Regulatory Framework; Private Land Stewardship; and Effective First Nation and Stakeholder Communications and Engagement.
The Species at Risk Task Force provided their recommendations to the Environment and Land Use Cabinet Committee on May 17th 2011.