Three-year Recovery Document Posting Plan

Last update March 31, 2017

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

2014-2015 Recovery Document Posting Plan
Species Common Name and PopulationSpecies RangeSARA StatusRecovery
Document Type
Posted
Ancient MurreletBC
SC
MP
Behr's (Columbia) HairstreakBC
TH
RS
Bent Spike-rush,
Great Lakes population
ON
EN
RS
Black-footed AlbatrossPacific Ocean
SC
MP
Blue AshON
SC
MP
Bogbean BuckmothON
EN
RS
Canada WarblerYT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
TH
RS
ColicrootON
TH
RS
Common NighthawkYT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
TH
RS
Dense Blazing StarON
TH
RS
Drooping TrilliumON
EN
RS
Dusky Dune MothAB, SK, MB
EN
RS
Eastern MoleON
SC
MP
Eastern Ribbonsnake,
Great Lakes population
ON, QC
SC
MP
Eastern Whip-poor-willSK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS
TH
RS
Five-lined Skink, Carolinian pop.ON
EN
RS
Golden-winged WarblerMB, ON, QC
TH
RS
Greater Short-horned LizardAB, SK
EN
RS
Half-moon HairstreakBC, AB
EN
RS
Houghton's GoldenrodON
SC
MP
Jefferson SalamanderON
TH
RS
Kentucky Coffee-treeON
TH
RS
Loggerhead Shrike Prairie ssp.AB, SK, MB
TH
RS
McCown's LongspurAB, SK
SC
MP
MilksnakeON, QC
SC
MP
MonarchBC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
SC
MP
Mountain BeaverBC
SC
MP
Nuttall's Cottontail nuttallii ssp.BC
SC
MP
Ogden's PondweedON
EN
RS
Olive-sided FlycatcherYT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
TH
RS
Oregon ForestsnailBC
EN
RS
Oregon Spotted FrogBC
EN
RS
Pacific Water ShrewBC
EN
RS
Pale-bellied Frost LichenON
EN
RS
Porsild's BryumNU, BC, AB, NL
TH
RS
RedrootNS
SC
MP
Riddell's GoldenrodMB, ON
SC
MP
Rocky Mountain Tailed FrogBC
EN
RS
Rough AgalinisMB
EN
RS
Rusty BlackbirdYT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
SC
MP
Sage ThrasherBC, AB, SK
EN
RS
Scarlet AmmanniaBC, ON
EN
RS
Smooth GoosefootAB, SK, MB
TH
RS
Sonora SkipperBC
SC
MP
Spotted BatBC
SC
MP
Spotted WintergreenON, QC
EN
RS
ToothcupBC, ON
EN
RS
Townsend's MoleBC
EN
RS
Tubercled Spike-rushNS
SC
MP
Tuberous Indian-plantainON
SC
MP
Vancouver Island BeggarticksBC
SC
MP
Virginia MallowON
EN
RS
Vole Ears LichenNB, NS, NL
EN
RS
Warty Jumping-slugBC
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 SkinkBC
SC
MP
Western Yellow-bellied RacerBC
SC
MP
Wolverine, Eastern pop.QC, NL
EN
RS
Yellow-breasted Chat auricollis ssp.,
Southern Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS

 

2015-2016 Recovery Document Posting Plan
Species Common Name and PopulationSpecies RangeSARA StatusRecovery
Document Type
Posted
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander, Carolinian pop.ON
EN
RS
American ChestnutON
EN
RS
American ColumboON
EN
RS
American GinsengON, QC
EN
RS
Band Tailed PigeonBC
SC
MP
Barn Owl, E. pop.ON
EN
RS
Barn Owl, W. pop.BC
SC
MP
-
Bert's Predaceous Diving BeetleAB
EN
RS
Bird's-foot VioletON
EN
RS
Blanding's Turtle,
Great Lakes / St. Lawrence pop.
ON, QC
TH
RS
Butler's GartersnakeON
TH
RS
Cherry BirchON
EN
RS
Chestnut-collared LongspurAB, SK, MB
TH
RS
Cliff PaintbrushBC
TH
RS
Coastal Giant SalamanderBC
TH
RS
Coastal Tailed FrogBC
SC
MP
Coeur d'Alene SalamanderBC
SC
MP
Desert NightsnakeBC
EN
RS
-
Dwarf Woolly-heads, Prairie pop.AB, SK
SC
MP
Eastern Musk TurtleON, QC
TH
RS
Great Blue Heron fannini ssp.BC
SC
MP
Lewis's WoodpeckerBC
TH
RS
Little Brown MyotisYT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
EN
RS
Lyall's Mariposa LilyBC
TH
RS
Mexican Mosquito-fernBC
TH
RS
Mountain Holly FernBC, QC, NL
TH
RS
Nodding PogoniaON
EN
RS
Northern Barrens Tiger BeetleON, QC
EN
RS
Northern Leopard Frog,
Rocky Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS
Northern Map TurtleON, QC
SC
MP
Northern MyotisYT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
EN
RS
Northern Red-legged FrogBC
SC
MP
Oldgrowth Specklebelly LichenBC
SC
MP
Pacific Pond TurtleBC
EX
RS
Pale Yellow Dune MothAB, SK, MB
SC
MP
Pallid BatBC
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 OrchidBC
TH
RS
-
Prairie SkinkMB
EN
RS
Purple TwaybladeON, QC
EN
RS
Pygmy Pocket MossON, QC
SC
MP
QueensnakeON
EN
RS
Rapids ClubtailON
EN
RS
Red Knot islandica ssp.NT, NU
SC
MP
Red Knot roselaari typeYT, NT, BC
TH
RS
Red Knot rufa ssp.NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
EN
RS
Rubber BoaBC
SC
MP
Rusty-patched Bumble BeeON, QC
EN
RS
Seaside Bone LichenBC
TH
RS
Short-eared OwlYT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
SC
MP
Slender Bush-cloverON
EN
RS
Small-flowered LipocarphaBC, ON
EN
RS
Snapping TurtleSK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS
SC
MP
Spalding's CampionBC
EN
RS
Spiny SoftshellON, QC
TH
RS
Spotted TurtleON, QC
EN
RS
Streambank LupineBC
EN
RS
Tall BugbaneBC
EN
RS
Threaded VertigoBC
SC
MP
Tri-colored BatON, QC, NB, NS
EN
RS
Verna's Flower MothAB, SK, MB
TH
RS
Virginia Goat's-rueON
EN
RS
Western Silvery AsterMB, ON
TH
RS
Western ToadYT, NT, BC, AB
SC
MP
Whitebark PineBC, AB
EN
RS
-
Wild HyacinthON
TH
RS
Willowleaf AsterON
TH
RS
Wood BisonYT, NT, BC, AB, MB
TH
RS
Wood TurtleON, QC, NB, NS
TH
RS
Woodland VoleON, QC
SC
MP

 


2016-2017 Recovery Document Posting Plan
Species Common Name and PopulationSpecies Range
SARA Status
Recovery
Document
Type
Posted
Alkaline Wing-nerved MossBC, SK
TH
RS
-
American Badger jeffersonii ssp.BC
EN
RS
-
Aweme BorerON
EN
RS
Barren-ground Caribou, Dolphin / Union pop.NT, NU
SC
MP
Bent Spike-rush,
Southern Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS
-
Bicknell's ThrushQC, NB, NS
TH
RS
Blue RacerON
EN
RS
Blue-grey Taildropper SlugBC
EN
RS
Branched BartoniaON
TH
RS
Chimney SwiftSK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, NL
TH
RS
-
Crooked-stem AsterON
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 DuskywingON
EN
RS
Eastern WolfON, QC
SC
MP
Edwards' Beach MothBC
EN
RS
False Rue-anemoneON
TH
RS
Ferruginous HawkAB, SK, MB
TH
RS
-
Five-spotted Bogus Yucca MothAB
EN
RS
Frosted ElfinON
EX
RS
Gattinger's AgalinisMB, ON
EN
RS
GoldensealON
TH
RS
-
Gray Ratsnake, Carolinian pop.ON
EN
RS
Gray Ratsnake, Great Lakes / St. Lawrence pop.ON
TH
RS
Great Basin GophersnakeBC
TH
RS
-
Great Basin SpadefootBC
TH
RS
Greater Prairie-ChickenAB, SK, MB, ON
EX
RS
-
Greater Sage-Grouse phaios ssp.BC
EX
RS
Grey FoxMB, ON
TH
RS
Hairy Prairie-cloverSK, MB
TH
RS
Illinois Tick-trefoilON
EX
RS
Juniper SedgeON
EN
RS
Karner BlueON
EX
RS
Lake Erie WatersnakeON
EN
RS
-
Large Whorled PogoniaON
EN
RS
Mormon Metalmark,
Southern Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS
Non-pollinating Yucca MothAB
EN
RS
Northern BobwhiteON
EN
RS
-
Pacific GophersnakeBC
EX
RS
Peary CaribouNT, NU
EN
RS
-
Polar BearYT, NT, NU, MB, ON, QC, NL, Arctic_Ocean
SC
MP
-
Pygmy Short-horned LizardBC
EX
RS
Red-headed WoodpeckerSK, MB, ON, QC
TH
RS
-
Round-leaved Greenbrier, Great Lakes Plains pop.ON
TH
RS
Sharp-tailed SnakeBC
EN
RS
Showy PhloxBC
TH
RS
Small-mouthed SalamanderON
EN
RS
Tiger Salamander,
Southern Mountain pop.
BC
EN
RS
Vancouver Island MarmotBC
EN
RS
-
Victoria's Owl-cloverBC
EN
RS
Wallis’ Dark Saltflat Tiger BeetleBC
EN
RS
Weidemeyer's AdmiralAB
SC
MP
Western Blue FlagAB
SC
MP
Western Painted Turtle, Intermountain - Rocky Mountain pop.BC
SC
MP
Western Painted Turtle, Pacific Coast pop.BC
EN
RS
-
Western RattlesnakeBC
TH
RS
-
Western Screech-Owl kennicottii ssp.BC
SC
MP
-
Western Screech-Owl macfarlanei ssp.BC
EN
RS
-
White Wood AsterON, QC
TH
RS
-