Developing a strategy

1. Generate a list of species at risk that may be present:

  • a) Use the search by ecosystem function to generate a list of species known or likely to occur in the area of interest.
  • b) Consult the BC Conservation Data Centre web site and/or staff to include Provincial Red and Blue listed species. The Primer.only includes species listed by COSEWIC, the federal Species at Risk Act, and the provincial Wildlife Act at present.
  • c) Narrow your list by consulting published sources and species experts to identify species that are very unlikely to occur in your area of interest.
  • d) Organize site surveys by qualified biologists, if presence needs to be confirmed.

2. Develop general management strategies

These can be based on:

  • recommendations for the management categories to which the species belong.
  • general best management practices outlined in the Provincial Develop With Care guidelines
  • Consult with biologists from regional offices of the BC Ministry of Environment office, Canadian Wildlife Service, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

3. Develop specific management recommendations

These should be based on species on the most specific best management practices available and consultation with species experts with reference to site specific conditions.
Dense spike-primrose (c) Dr. Alfred Brousseau / Saint Marys College Northern goshawk (c) J.A. Spendelow