Prairie Region

Prairie Region: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
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.

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.

Table of Species (PDF)

Upcoming Events


Register for the Workshop 


Questions for Workshop

Capacity Request Funding Form

Limited capacity funding is available to support participation in these workshops. To provide an opportunity to all communities and organizations to attend, funding is available for up to 2 participants per community or organization.

Please fill in the attached capacity request form and submit to Kate Hewitt [email protected]  at CIER if you require support to attend this workshop.

If you are unable to attend the workshop but would like to provide input you are welcome to submit written feedback at any time (please see attached questions) or you can reach out to Michelle or Wendy, emails below, and we can find an alternate solution. 

Please feel free to forward this invitation and the attachments to other members of your community and/or organization.

Registration is mandatory and will close one (1) day before the workshop date. After you register, you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting. 

If you need support with registration, please contact Thomas McKay at [email protected] or call him at: 204-670-4600.


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.


Kat Hewitt, Project Manager, CIER ([email protected])
Shianne McKay, Senior Project Manager, CIER ([email protected])
For questions specific to activities involved in the SARA Consultation, Cooperation and Accommodation Project: [email protected]
For general inquiries regarding Species at Risk and other ECCC programs: [email protected]