Pacific Region

Species at Risk Act (SARA) Consultation, Cooperation and Accommodation Project

Project Overview

This multi-year project will facilitate Indigenous communities’ and organizations’ participation in Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) listing and recovery planning processes for terrestrial species as part of implementing the federal Species at Risk Act. CIER’s role is to support a range of activities between Indigenous communities and organizations and ECCC on developing recovery documents, sharing knowledge and language, addressing threats to terrestrial species at risk survival and recovery, and land use planning for species at risk on reserve lands and within traditional territories.

2020-2021 Pilot project: Visit the webpage from the project last year to see all of the materials and resources from the various sessions (e.g., Species at Risk legislation, tools and resources for land managers, panel events, species specific sessions)

Species at Risk List

ECCC is continuously listing and reassessing the status of species under the Species at Risk Act and developing recovery documents for those that are listed as special concern, threatened or endangered. The focus of the SARA Consultation, Cooperation and Accommodation Project is on those species that are actively undergoing the listing process or recovery document development. The list below is subject to change over time.

Tables of species (PDF)

Upcoming Events

Expression of Interest Deadline March 11th, 2022


On this webpage you will find the materials shared at the sessions included in this project (e.g., SARA overview sessions, species specific workshops, training sessions, information sharing sessions, funding application forms). You will also find helpful species at risk related tools and resources. Click on the topic headings to see a drop-down list of the associated resources.

Expression of Interest and Available Funding

ECCC’s Regional and Sector Based Field Guides for Terrestrial Species at Risk:


Kat Hewitt, Project Manager, CIER (

Kate Cave, Senior Project Manager, CIER (

Laura Machial, Senior Species at Risk Biologist, ECCC-CWS for questions related to Southern Mountain Caribou (

Undiné Thompson, Senior Consultation Biologist, ECCC-CWS for questions related to any other species (