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Recovery Strategy for Cultus Pygmy Sculpin

Appendix 1 -Record of Cooperation and Consultation

Cultus pygmy sculpin is listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and as an aquatic species is under federal jurisdiction and managed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO): 200 - 401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC.

To assist in the development of an initial draft of this Recovery Strategy, as well as those for other listed freshwater fishes in British Columbia, DFO in cooperation with the Province of BC assembled a group of experts from various levels of government, academia, consultants, and non-governmental organizations to form the Pacific Region Non-Game Freshwater Fish Recovery Team. This team, co-chaired by DFO and the Province of BC, is responsible for drafting recovery strategies for Pacific Region freshwater fish species listed under SARA, including Cultus pygmy sculpin.

Public and stakeholder input on the draft Recovery Strategy was sought through a webpage, discussion guide and feedback form, available online from March-May 2007. Two public responses were received. First Nations input on the Recovery Strategy was sought through letters sent out to 12 area First Nations organizations, inviting participation. One request for more information was received. Input from the Province of BC was received through recovery team participation.

Recovery Team:

Jordan Rosenfeld, BC Ministry of Environment, (co-chair)

Dan Sneep, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, (co-chair)       

Todd Hatfield, Solander Ecological Research, (coordinator)

Don McPhail, University of British Columbia

John Richardson, University of British Columbia

Dolph Schluter, University of British Columbia

Eric Taylor, University of British Columbia

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