- Please read the draft Grizzly Bear Stewardship Framework (PDF 3.6MB) before you complete this form.
- Feedback will be accepted from July 12 to October 6 at 4:00 pm PT.
ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME: 20 MINUTES.
Grizzly bears have special significance to the people of B.C. culturally and symbolically. Additionally, in western Canada, they are designated federally as a species of special concern. The Province has prepared the Grizzly Bear Stewardship Framework (the Framework) in order to ensure grizzly bears do not become threatened or endangered, and to identify conservation activities, goals, and land-use measures.
B.C. is both too large at nearly 950,000 km2 (larger than the states of Washington, Oregon, and California combined), and the challenges and opportunities related to grizzly bear stewardship too diverse, for the Framework to discuss site-specific concerns. This Framework summarizes the best available information to provide broad advice for grizzly bear stewardship at the provincial, territorial, regional, and local levels.
Success in the conservation of this species depends on the commitment and cooperation of many different partners. The Framework is intended to provide guidance for the consideration of grizzly bear values for participants on initiatives related to land and resource planning to inform local decisions. It also enables amendments to policy, legislation, and programs related to grizzly bears.
We want to hear from you
During this engagement, we invite you to learn more about B.C.’s bears and to join the conversation by sharing your thoughts on the draft Grizzly Bear Stewardship Framework.
Note: A separate engagement is taking place on the Commercial Bear-Viewing Strategy (PDF 1MB), which provides guidance and recommendations for both grizzly bear and black bear viewing throughout the Province.
How your input will be used
The Province of B.C. will use this information to inform the next version of the Grizzly Bear Stewardship Framework, which will then be followed by formal consultation with First Nations. A What We Heard report summarizing the input will be prepared and posted on the govTogetherBC webpage and other relevant webpages such as Grizzly Bear, Together for Wildlife, Human-Wildlife Conflict, B.C. Species Recovery Planning when they are available.
Notes: Commitment to Anti-Racism: The Government of B.C. is committed to taking action against racism and to working to ensure this engagement process is anti-racist and safeguards human rights. Disrespectful and racist comments will not be accepted or considered and will be removed from the engagement record. Please ensure comments are constructive and focused on bear viewing in the province.
Collection Notice: Your personal information will be collected for the purposes of informing the final version of the Grizzly Bear Stewardship Framework. If you have any questions about the collection of this personal information, please contact: Director, Citizen Engagement, email@example.com. This information is being collected by the Ministry of Citizens' Services on behalf of the Ministry of Forests under the authority of section 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIPPA”).