Endangered Species Conservation Committee
Alberta's Endangered Species Conservation Committee advises the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) on matters
relating to the identification, conservation and recovery of wild species at risk in Alberta. These principles are important
in a provincial and federal context.
To review the latest Report of Alberta's Conservation Committee, or to get information about ESCC Species Evaluations and
Initial Conservation Action Statements, see:
To find lists of wild species assessed by the ESCC to determine legal designation, see:
The Alberta approach to assisting species at risk involves using both scientific expertise and the knowledge of those who
own, manage and use the land on which wild species depend. Therefore, ESCC membership comprises the following stakeholders:
Corporate and government land use managers
Members of the scientific/academic community (apart from the ESCC Scientific Subcommittee)
Resource-based land users
By including all these stakeholders, the development and implementation of workable conservation management programs and
recovery plans for species at risk are assured.
ESCC structure and governance
The ESCC meets quarterly and had its first meeting in September, 1998. Decisions are usually made by consensus but can be
made by a two-thirds majority when consensus is not possible.
The committee's Chair is appointed by the Minister of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.
For more information about the ESCC, please contact:
Court, Provincial Resource Assessment Specialist, Non-game and Wildlife Disease
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Posted: July 09, 2009 / Updated: October 28, 2009