Environment and Climate Change Canada
(ECCC) is developing a management plan for the Baird’s Sparrow, a small grassland songbird listed as “Special Concern” under the federal Species at Risk Act
(SARA). In Canada, the Baird’s Sparrow breeds within the mixed-grass prairie region in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
For each species of special concern, ECCC must develop a management plan that provides information on the species and its habitat, establishes a management objective, identifies threats, and recommends broad strategies. It also establishes conservation measures to address those threats and achieve the management objective.
The proposed management plan for Baird’s Sparrow was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry
on November 25, 2021 for a 90-day public comment period that ends on February 23, 2022
. A summary of the plan
is also available.
As the habitat of the Baird’s Sparrow includes some rural municipalities, RMA members are encouraged to review the proposed management plan and consider providing input if the plan will have impacts on municipal land use planning or other areas.
Feedback on the management plan may be submitted through the following methods:
- Email: PNR@EC.gc.ca
- Mail: Canadian Wildlife Service, 115 Perimeter Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X4
- Phone: 1.855.245.0331
Manager of Policy & Advocacy