Prince Albert National Park
Prince Albert National Park is home to one of the only free-roaming herds of Plains Bison on its historic range in Canada.
Fire reduces forest encroachment into grassy meadows, promotes new growth and increases the grassland diversity
Learn more about the rare plains rough fescue grasslands in Prince Albert National Park and how it is monitored
Rangeland health monitors ecosystem components such as plant composition, animal use, soils, disturbance, invasive plants, and human influences
Satellite images taken in mid-July are analyzed by specialized computer programs that calculates the annual volume of plant growth
A large part of Prince Albert National Park’s ecosystem is forest, however in the South West corner of the park there is a significant area of rare plains rough fescue grasslands. This grassland ecosystem supports a wide variety of unique flora and fauna, including one of the only free-roaming population of plains bison in Canada. To determine the ecological health and integrity of our grasslands, five important ecological indicators are monitored:
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