Management Plans

Management Plan for the Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) in Canada

The Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) was listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2003. This species status was re-examined by COSEWIC and designated Threatened in April 2010, as a result of ongoing population declines both globally and in Canada. A decision regarding up-listing the species under SARA is pending the outcome of consultation. If the Lewis’s Woodpecker is later listed as Threatened under SARA, Environment Canada will lead the preparation of a recovery strategy within two years of the date of listing. The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister for the management of the Lewis’s Woodpecker and has prepared this management plan, as per section 65 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation or consultation with the Government of British Columbia and Parks Canada Agency.

Consultation period: 2011-12-06 to 2012-02-04


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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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