Species At Risk

Government Response Statements

Within nine months of completing a recovery strategy (for Endangered or Threatened species) or management plan (for species of Special Concern), the Ministry of Natural Resources must publish a government response statement.

This document outlines the government’s goal for the recovery of the species and summarizes the prioritized actions the government intends to take or support in response to the associated recovery strategy or management plan. It is based on advice provided in the recovery strategy, social and economic factors, and input from stakeholders, other jurisdictions, Aboriginal communities and members of the public.

The ministry must review the progress made toward protecting and recovering a species within five years of the publication of a government response statement.

Notices

You can find current notices about all proposed actions and activities related to species at risk protection and recovery. We want to hear what you think. More

Newly initiated government response statments

Common Name Scientific Name Status Species Group Comment Deadline Survey
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Threatened Birds July 2, 2013 Survey
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna Threatened Birds July 2, 2013 Survey
Butternut Juglans cinerea Endangered Plants and Lichens July 2, 2013 Survey
Common Hoptree Ptelea trifoliata Threatened Plants and Lichens July 2, 2013 Survey
Cutlip Minnow Exoglossum maxillingua Threatened Fish and Mussels July 2, 2013 Survey
Dwarf Hackberry Celtis tenuifolia Threatened Plants and Lichens July 2, 2013 Survey
Eastern Sand Darter Ammocrypta pellucida Endangered Fish and Mussels July 2, 2013 Survey
Hill's Thistle Cirsium hillii Threatened Plants and Lichens July 2, 2013 Survey
Lakeside Daisy Tetraneuris herbacea Threatened Plants and Lichens July 2, 2013 Survey
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus Endangered Birds July 2, 2013 Survey
Pitcher's Thistle Cirsium pitcheri Threatened Plants and Lichens July 2, 2013 Survey
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander Desmognathus ochrophaeus Endangered Amphibians February 11, 2013 Survey closed
Northern Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus Endangered Amphibians February 11, 2013 Survey closed
American Water-willow Justicia americana Threatened Plants and Lichens February 11, 2013 Survey closed
Cherry Birch  Betula lenta Endangered Plants and Lichens February 11, 2013 Survey closed
Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia humifusa Endangered Plants and Lichens February 11, 2013 Survey closed
Hine’s Emerald Somatochlora hineana Endangered Insects February 11, 2013 Survey closed
Hungerford's Crawling Water Beetle Brychius hungerfordi Endangered Insects February 11, 2013 Survey closed
Nodding Pogonia Triphora trianthophora Endangered Plants and Lichens February 11, 2013 Survey closed
Pygmy Snaketail Ophiogomphus howei Endangered Insects February 11, 2013 Survey closed
Red Mulberry Morus rubra Endangered Plants and Lichens February 11, 2013 Survey closed
Wild Hyacinth Camassia scilloides Threatened Plants and Lichens February 11, 2013 Survey closed

Current draft government response statments

Common Name Scientific Name Status Species Group Environmental Registry No. Comment Deadline Government Response Statement
             

Final government response statements

Common Name Scientific Name Status Species Group Date Finalized Government Response Statement
American Badger Taxidea taxus Endangered Mammals November 18, 2010 Final
American Chestnut Castanea dentata Endangered Plants and Lichens May 31, 2013 Final
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Threatened Birds November 18, 2011 Final
Barn Owl Tyto alba Endangered Birds November 18, 2010 Final
Bent Spike-rush Eleocharis geniculata Endangered Plants and Lichens June 15, 2011 Final
Bogbean Buckmoth Hemileuca sp. Endangered Insects September 7, 2012 Final
Common Five-lined Skink Plestiodon fasciatus Endangered Snakes and Lizards June 15, 2011 Final
Cucumber Tree Magnolia acuminata Endangered Plants and Lichens June 15, 2011 Final
Deerberry Vaccinium stamineum Threatened Plants and Lichens November 18, 2010 Final
Drooping Trillium Trillium flexipes Endangered Plants and Lichens May 31, 2013 Final
Eastern Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2010 Final
Eastern Foxsnake Pantherophis gloydi Endangered Snakes and Lizards June 15, 2011 Final
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos Threatened Snakes and Lizards September 7, 2012 Final
Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid Platanthera leucophaea Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2010 Final
Engelmann’s Quillwort Isoetes engelmannii Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2010 Final
Few-flowered Club-rush Trichophorum planifolium Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2010 Final
Forked Three-awned Grass Aristida basiramea Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2011 Final
Four-leaved Milkweed Asclepias quadrifolia Endangered Plants and Lichens September 7, 2012 Final
Fowler’s Toad Anaxyrus fowleri Endangered Amphibians November 18, 2011 Final
Gray Ratsnake Pantherophis spiloides Endangered and Threatened Snakes and Lizards June 15, 2011 Final
Heart-leaved Plantain Plantago cordata Endangered Plants and Lichens May 31, 2013 Final
Hoary Mountain-mint Pycnanthemum incanum Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2011 Final
Horsetail Spike-rush Eleocharis equisetoides Endangered Plants and Lichens September 7, 2012 Final
Jefferson Salamander Ambystoma jeffersonianum Endangered Amphibians November 18, 2010 Final
Lake Chubsucker Erimyzon sucetta Threatened Fish and Mussels May 31, 2013 Final
Large Whorled Pogonia Isotria verticillata Endangered Plants and Lichens May 31, 2013 Final
Laura's Clubtail Stylurus laurae Endangered Insects September 7, 2012 Final
Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle Cicindela patruela Endangered Insects November 18, 2011 Final
Northern Riffleshell Epioblasma torulosa rangiana Endangered Fish and Mussels June 15, 2011 Final
Snuffbox Epioblasma triquetra Endangered Fish and Mussels June 15, 2011 Final
Round Pigtoe Pleurobema sintoxia Endangered Fish and Mussels June 15, 2011 Final
Mudpuppy/Salamander Mussel Simpsonaias ambigua Endangered Fish and Mussels June 15, 2011 Final
Rayed Bean Villosa fabalis Endangered Fish and Mussels June 15, 2011 Final
Ogden’s Pondweed Potamogeton ogdenii Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2010 Final
Pale-bellied Frost Lichen Physconia subpallida Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2011 Final
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Special Concern Birds November 18, 2010 Final
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea Endangered Birds May 31, 2013 Final
Queensnake Regina septemvittata Endangered Snakes and Lizards November 18, 2011 Final
Rapids Clubtail Ptychobranchus fasciolaris Endangered Insects June 15, 2011 Final
Redside Dace Clinostomus elongatus Endangered Fish and Mussels November 18, 2010 Final
Round Hickorynut Obovaria subrotunda Endangered Fish and Mussels June 15, 2011 Final
Kidneyshell Ptychobranchus fasciolaris Endangered Fish and Mussels June 15, 2011 Final
Rusty-patched Bumble Bee Bombus affinis Endangered Insects September 7, 2012 Final
Small Whorled Pogonia Isotria medeoloides Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2011 Final
Spotted Wintergreen Chimaphila maculata Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2010 Final
Virginia Mallow Sida hermaphrodita Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2011 Final
Wavy-rayed Lampmussel Lampsilis fasciola Threatened Fish and Mussels November 18, 2011 Final
Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta Endangered Turtles November 18, 2010 Final
Wood-poppy Stylophorum diphyllum Endangered Plants and Lichens November 18, 2011 Final
Woodland Caribou (Forest-dwelling boreal population) Rangifer tarandus caribou Threatened Mammals October 13, 2009 Final

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