Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Furbish's Lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) in Canada

The Furbish's Lousewort was listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) at proclamation, in June 2003. It was initially assessed and designated as Endangered by the Committee on the status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 1980. COSEWIC re-examined and re-confirmed the Furbish's Lousewort Endangered status in April 1998 and May 2000.

SARA section 37 requires the competent minister to prepare recovery strategies for all listed extirpated, endangered, or threatened species. SARA section 44 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the species if it meets the requirements under SARA for content (sub-sections 41(1) or (2)).

The New Brunswick Ministry of Natural Resources led the development of this recovery strategy for the species in cooperation with Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service – Atlantic Region. All responsible jurisdictions reviewed and provided support for posting this recovery strategy.

In the spirit of cooperation of the Accord, the Government of New Brunswick has given permission to the Government of Canada to adopt the Recovery Strategy for Furbish’s Lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) in New Brunswick (Appendix 2) under Section 44 of the Species at Risk Act. Environment Canada has included an addition which completes the SARA requirements for this recovery strategy, and excludes the section on Socio-Economic Considerations which is not required by the Act.

Consultation period: 2010-03-26 to 2010-05-25


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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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