Working together

Prince Albert National Park

Management of the Sturgeon River plains bison herd is a shared responsibility. The Sturgeon River herd is wild and roams in and out of the park boundary freely. The herd also occupies provincial crown land and privately owned land and is therefore managed by multiple groups, agencies and individuals. Co-management strategies involve participation between Parks Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, Sturgeon River Plains Bison Stewards, CPAWS, the Buffalo Guardians, Indigenous communities and neighbouring residents.

Discussions are underway to address the state of the herd since the Bison Management Plan was first created in 2013. The bison herd population is significantly reduced compared to when the plan was first written. Parks Canada is working with partners to review the plan and identify new strategies and actions that better serve the declining population.

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