The subspecies of badger found in British Columbia (jeffersonii subspecies) is classified as endangered because:
In 2001, a Federal Badger Recovery Team was formed in response to population declines. The BC badger population is thought to have declined over the past several decades based on historic persecution, reported low recruitment, high road mortality in certain regions, and anecdotal reports from landowners citing badgers becoming less common over the past 20 years. For these reasons the jeffersonii subspecies (American Badger) has been classified as Endangered in Canada.
The Jeffersonii Badger Recovery Team has developed a prioritized action plan for conserving badgers in British Columbia. This ‘logic model’ helps the team identify where to focus its efforts to ensure the best “bang for the buck” in trying to reach its overall goal of achieving a self-sustaining population of badgers in British Columbia.