Restoring a healthy Sturgeon River plains bison population

The Sturgeon River plains bison, in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, are one of the few remaining free-ranging herds in North America. Monitoring is conducted throughout the year to examine bison habitat, movement, predator-prey relationships, range change and expansion.

Academic partners such as Laval Université, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Manitoba conduct research that informs decisions related to bison management.

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Bison co-management and research is taking place to help restore a healthy plains bison population that thrives on the landscape inside and outside Prince Albert National Park. The Sturgeon River plains bison herd is one of the few free-ranging bison populations in North America. The herd’s unique wild status makes it an important conservational, cultural, social and economic resource regionally and nationally.

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