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Mountain Festival Welcome and Bison Belong - Bison Reintroduction to Banff National Park

Mountain Festival Welcome and Bison Belong - Bison Reintroduction to Banff National Park
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Join Y2Y's strategic advisor Harvey Locke and others in conversation with Bison Belong coordinator Marie-Eve Marchand on bison reintroduction to Banff National Park and the history of bison conservation.
Dec 12, 2016 from 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM (Canada/Mountain / UTC-700)
1-430 Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta, 116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB
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The Mountain Festival Welcome will feature a short introductory presentation from the Canadian Mountain Network about the Mountain Festival and the Network's place in Canadian mountain research. This is a great chance to get answers about the Network, learn about how to get involved, and to meet our great Mountain Festival Sponsors. 

Plains bison are being reintroduced to Banff National Park in early 2017. The second part of the event will the history of bison conservation from the rescue of the species from extinction to its return as an ecological force, feature the Buffalo Treaty amongst over 20 First Nations and discuss potential impacts of this keystone species to the national park and the ecosystems.

Join Dr. Leroy Little Bear from the University of Lethbridge, Harvey Locke from Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Tanya Harnett from the University of Alberta, William Snow from the Stoney Nakoda Tribal Council and Parks Canada in conversation with Bison Belong coordinator Marie-Eve Marchand. Special footage by Dr. Tasha Hubbard from the University of Saskatoon on the spring 2016 bison transfer from Elk Island National Park to the Blackfeet nation will also be featured.

Harvey Locke's book, The Last of the Buffalo Return to the Wild, will be available for sale and Harvey Locke will be available for signing copies in the time after the event presentation. 


The Canadian Mountain Network and Bison Belong invite you to attend! 

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