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

Tuesday, March 14, 2023Prairie Rattlesnake Early Engagement Workshop at 1 pm to 3 pm  MDT (AB, SK)

Register for the workshop  After registering you will be sent a confirmation email with information on how to join the Zoom meeting. Please register as individuals if possible so that all participants receive the meeting link.

Assessment and Status Report on the Prairie Rattlesnake in Canada

Capacity funding is available through the SARA CCA project for those requiring support to attend this informational workshop.

If you would like to have a meeting with your Elders and Knowledge Holders from your Nation or organization to discuss Prairie Rattlesnake, (either before or after the March 14 workshop) you may submit a separate capacity form to request support for this purpose.  The intent of this modest funding is to help you to determine what information you would like to see considered for inclusion in the management plan and/or to share with us any related information you may have with respect to the Prairie Rattlesnake, in a way that you feel comfortable doing (verbally in a meeting or in a report to ECCC-CWS). 

Please contact Kate Hewitt  [email protected] at CIER for more information on funding.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Because we are nearing the end of the fiscal year, if you wish to submit a request for modest capacity for a Prairie Rattlesnake meeting/idea, CIER asks that you please do so on or before March 13. 

More information on the SARA CCA project can also be found at: .


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]