National General Status Working Group Members

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Photo: Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia humifusa © Thomas G. Barnes

The National General Status Working Group (NGSWG) is composed of representatives from each of the Canadian provinces and territories and of the three federal agencies whose mandate includes wildlife (Canadian Wildlife Service, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Parks Canada). Members of the working group are responsible for completing the assessments of species in their respective jurisdictions. The NGSWG is composed of three membership categories:

The government representatives are the voting members on the working group, and have the final signoff on the ranks. They are accountable to the Canadian Wildlife Directors’ Committee. The role of the Conservation Data Center specialists is to ensure data sharing and transfers. They are responsible for the integration of the results of the assessments into the conservation data centres. Ex officio members are key collaborators who provide special expertise and assistance in the assessments of some groups of species.

The NGSWG was established by the Canadian Wildlife Directors’ Committee in order to meet the commitment of monitoring, assessing, and reporting regularly on the status of all wild species, as required under the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk. The NGSWG is responsible to the Canadian Wildlife Directors’ Committee, and ultimately to the Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council, regrouping all wildlife ministers in Canada.

 

Government Representatives

Flag of CanadaEnvironment and Climate Change Canada
Working Group Co-Chair and Coordinator
Rémi Hébert, Ph.D.

Scientific Project Coordinator
General Status of Species in Canada
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
351 St. Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
ec.especessauvages-wildspecies.ec@canada.ca


Newfoundland and LabradorFlag of Newfoundland and Labrador
Working Group Co-Chair
Shelley Ann Pardy Moores

Senior Manager
Endangered Species and Biodiversity Section
Wildlife Division
Department of Environment and Conservation
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
117 Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 2007
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 7S1


YukonFlag of Yukon
Thomas Jung
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Fish and Wildlife Branch
Department of Environment
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 2C6

Syd Cannings
Species at Risk Biologist
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
91780 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 5B7


Northwest TerritoriesFlag of Northwest Territories
Suzanne Carrière, Ph.D.
Ecosystem Management Biologist
Wildlife Division
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
5102, 50th Avenue, Scotia Centre
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 3S8


NunavutFlag of Nunavut
Melanie Wilson
Ecosystems Biologist
Wildlife Research Section
Department of Environment
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 209
Igloolik, NU
X0A 0L0


British ColumbiaFlag of British Columbia
David F. Fraser
Scientific Authority for Assessment
Species at Risk Section
Ministry of Environment
Government of British Columbia
P.O. Box 9358, Station Provincial Government
Victoria, BC
V8W 9M1


AlbertaFlag of Alberta
Gordon Court, Ph.D.
Provincial Wildlife Status Biologist
Fish and Wildlife Division
Ministry of Environment and Parks
Government of Alberta
9915, 108 Street, South Petroleum Plaza
Edmonton, AB
T5K 2M4


SaskatchewanFlag of Saskatchewan
Jeff Keith
Resource Stewardship Branch
Ministry of Environment
Government of Saskatchewan
3211 Albert Street
Regina, SK
S4S 5W6


ManitobaFlag of Manitoba
Nicole Firlotte
Manager
Biodiversity Conservation Section
Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Branch
Department of Conservation and Water Stewardship
Government of Manitoba
200 Saulteaux Crescent
P.O. Box 24
Winnipeg, MB
R3J 3W3


OntarioFlag of Ontario
Donald A. Sutherland
Zoologist
Ministry of Natural Resources
Government of Ontario
300 Water Street, North Tower
P.O. Box 7000
Peterborough, ON
K9J 8M5


QuebecFlag of Quebec
Isabelle Gauthier
Biologist
Provincial coordinator, wildlife species at risk
Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks
Government of Quebec
880 Sainte-Foy Road
Quebec, QC
G1S 4X4

Jacques Labrecque
Botanist
Sustainable development, ecological heritage and parks division
Ministry of Sustainable development, Environment and Parks
Government of Quebec
675 René-Lévesque-Est Boulevard, Marie-Guyart Building
Quebec, QC
G1R 5V7


New BrunswickFlag of New Brunswick
Mary Sabine
Species at Risk Program
Fish and Wildlife Branch
Department of Natural Resources
Government of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1


Nova ScotiaFlag of Nova Scotia
Mark F. Elderkin
Species at Risk Biologist
Wildlife Division
Department of Natural Resources
Government of Nova Scotia
136 Exhibition Street
Kentville, NS
B4N 4E5


Prince Edward IslandFlag of Prince Edward Island
Rosemary Curley
Conservation Biologist
Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Government of Prince Edward Island
183 Upton Road
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8


Parks CanadaFlag of Canada
Patrick Nantel, Ph.D.
National Parks Directorate
Parks Canada
Government of Canada
25 Eddy Street
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0M5


Fisheries and Oceans CanadaFlag of Canada
Jennifer Shaw
Science Advisor
Fish Population Science
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Government of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6


Conservation Data Centre Specialists

Yukon Conservation Data Centre
Bruce Bennett
Coordinator of the Yukon Conservation Data Centre
Fish and Wildlife Branch
Department of Environment
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 2C6


Northwest Territories Conservation Data Centre
Suzanne Carrière, Ph.D.
Ecosystem Management Biologist
Wildlife Division
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
5102, 50th Avenue, Scotia Centre
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 3S8


British Columbia Conservation Data Centre
Eric Lofroth
Manager of the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre
Ministry of Environment
Government of British Columbia
P.O. Box 9358, Station Provincial Government
Victoria, BC
V8W 9M1


Alberta Conservation Information Management System
Drajs Vujnovic
Coordinator of the Alberta Conservation Information Management System
Ministry of Environment and Parks
Government of Alberta
9820, 106 Street, Oxbridge Place
Edmonton, AB
T5K 2J6


Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre
Jeff Keith
Resource Stewardship Branch
Ministry of Environment
Government of Saskatchewan
3211 Albert Street
Regina, SK
S4S 5W6


Manitoba Conservation Data Centre
Nicole Firlotte
Manager
Biodiversity Conservation Section
Wildlife and Ecosystem Protection Branch
Department of Conservation and Water Stewardship
Government of Manitoba
200 Saulteaux Crescent
P.O. Box 24
Winnipeg, MB
R3J 3W3


Ontario Natural Heritage Information Centre
Donald A. Sutherland
Zoologist
Ministry of Natural Resources
Government of Ontario
300 Water Street, North Tower
P.O. Box 7000
Peterborough, ON
K9J 8M5


Quebec Natural Heritage Information Centre
Isabelle Gauthier
Biologist
Provincial coordinator, wildlife species at risk
Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks
Government of Quebec
880 Sainte-Foy Road
Quebec, QC
G1S 4X4

Jacques Labrecque
Botanist
Sustainable development, ecological heritage and parks division
Ministry of Sustainable development, Environment and Parks
Government of Quebec
675 René-Lévesque-Est Boulevard, Marie-Guyart Building
Quebec, QC
G1R 5V7


Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre
Sean Blaney
Mount Allison University
146 Main Street
P.O. Box 6416
Sackville, NB
E4L 1G6

 

Ex Officio Members

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Patrice Bouchard, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Government of Canada
960 Carling Avenue, K.W. Neatby Building
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0C6


Natural Resources Canada
Gregory Pohl
Collections Manager, Forest Biodiversity Researcher
Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada
Government of Canada
5320, 122nd Street
Edmonton, AB
T6H 3S5


NatureServe Canada
Patrick Henry
Executive Director
NatureServe Canada
39 McArthur Avenue, Level 1-1
Ottawa, ON
K1L 8L7