Management Plans

Management Plan for the Cryptic Paw Lichen (Nephroma occultum) in Canada

The Cryptic Paw Lichen (Nephroma occultum) was listed as Special Concern on the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) Schedule 1 in 2007. In British Columbia, Cryptic Paw is ranked S2S3 (imperiled to special concern, vulnerable to extirpation or extinction) by the Conservation Data Centre. SARA section 65 requires the competent Minister, which in this case, is the federal Minister of the Environment to prepare a management plan for all listed species of special concern. SARA section 69 allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the species if the Minister is of the opinion that an existing plan relating to wildlife species includes adequate measures for the conservation of the species. This management plan has been prepared by B.C. Ministry of Environment as advice to the responsible jurisdictions and organizations that may be involved in managing the species. Environment Canada has prepared a federal addition to meet the requirements of SARA.

Consultation period: 2011-12-23 to 2012-02-21

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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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