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COSEWIC Annual Report 2003

Appendix VI


 COSEWIC Work Plan and Budget - May 2003
ProjectWhenWhoWhatCost estimateDeliverables
COSEWIC and WMBs joint workshop and Species Assessment Meeting - spring26 April - 2 May 2003 in WhitehorseAllLogistics, travel, hospitality,$60,000a)Improve WMBs participation into COSEWIC species assessment process;
b)Assess 39 taxa, confirm priority species for new status reports, approve changes and addition to membership, review revised Terms of Reference for COSEWIC, review and approve new guidelines & appendices, to include to the Organization & Procedures Manual
COSEWIC , WMBs and Aboriginal Working Group joint workshop and Species Assessment Meeting - fall23 -28 November, 2003 in OttawaAllLogistics, travel, hospitality, contract$100,000a)Continue to define the process to facilitate the inclusion of ATK into COSEWIC assessment process
b)Assess 20-25 taxa, approve changes to membership, continue to review and approve appendices to include to the Organizations and Procedures Manual
Species Specialist Subcommittees annual meetings, including few public forumAnnualSSC co-chairs, members, observers, SecretariatLogistics, travel$90,000Candidate lists of priority species, review of status reports, proposals for status, preparation of annual work plan and report
Non-government member costsAnnualnon-government members, SecretariatTravel, contract, honoraria$430,000co-chairs: prioritized candidate lists of species, preparation of status reports, proposals for status, management of SSCs; other non-government members: participation at COSEWIC meetings and on working groups
Prioritized candidate listsapproval by COSEWIC at spring meetingMarine fishes SSC co-chairs, SecretariatContract for preparation of candidate list of Marine Fishes for the Pacific$20,000priority species for assessment
Preparation of a list for all Salmonids for the PacificCall for bids September 2003Fishes SSC Co-chairs, SecretariatContract$20,000Identification and ranking for all Salmonids for the Pacific
Status report commissioningcall for bids May and September 2003SSC co-chairs, SecretariatContracts$250,000Status reports on priority species for assessment including when possible the inclusion of ATK is status reports
Status report finalizationongoingSSC co-chairs, SecretariatContracts$100,000editing and translation of >100 status reports for publication on public registry under SARA
Secretariat operationsongoingCOSEWIC, SecretariatAdministrative and technical costs, contracts, translation of the Operations and Procedures Manual$100,000administrative and technical support for COSEWIC and its subcommittees, reporting to CESCC and the public
Communications, outreachongoingCOSEWIC members, SSCs co-chairs, SecretariatContract for communication activities after each assessment meeting and web site continued development$25,000information on assessments of species at risk in Canada to the scientific community and the public
Total   $1,195,000