The Government of Saskatchewan is asking for the public’s input on a draft range plan for woodland caribou in the central portion of the province’s Boreal Plain.
The boreal woodland caribou is listed as a “threatened” species under the federal Species at Risk Act, which is why the province is required to implement range plans.
“We have worked with industry, conservation stakeholders, First Nations and Métis representatives, and other stakeholders on this plan. Saskatchewan’s goal is to continue working with these stakeholders to achieve and maintain a self-sustaining woodland caribou population, while supporting economic growth in northern Saskatchewan,” says Environment Minister Dustin Duncan.
The 60-day review period runs from October 30 to December 29. Environment and Climate Change Canada will also receive the draft plan during this period. Once the review period is complete, the province will review and consider all comments. The Government of Saskatchewan says the plan will be revised as necessary to reflect public feedback and submitted for further discussion with the federal government.