Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) in Canada

The Eastern Flowering Dogwood, a small understory tree of deciduous forests, was listed as Endangered on Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2009. Environment Canada (EC) is the lead federal department under SARA, but the province of Ontario is the responsible jurisdiction for the management of this species and is the lead for recovery planning under the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk. A provincial recovery strategy for the species was developed on behalf of province of British Columbia in 2009. EC is adopting the provincial recovery strategy and the Ontario Government Response Statement under section 44 of SARA and has included a federal addition to complete the SARA requirements. The federal addition, the provincial recovery strategy and the Government Response Statement together constitute the federal recovery strategy for the Eastern Flowering Dogwood. It has been prepared in cooperation with the province of Ontario and the Department of National Defence.

Consultation period: 2013-03-21 to 2013-05-20


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Recovery Planning
Environment and Climate Change Canada
15th Floor, Place Vincent Massey
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
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