Update on Bison Restoration
- Update on Bison Restoration
- On October 25, come hear details behind the bison restoration project in Banff National Park and how bison may soon be back in the landscape after an absence of over 140 years.
- Oct 25, 2016 from 07:30 PM (Canada/Mountain / UTC-600)
- Banff Seniors Centre, 107 Bear St, Banff AB
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Banff National Park’s 2010 Management Plan committed Parks Canada to reintroduce a breeding population of the extirpated plains bison. Much research and preparatory work has been undertaken in the past year and the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment for the 5-year pilot project will be out for public review this October. If all goes according to plan, a small number of bison will be translocated from Elk Island National Park to the Panther River Valley in Banff National Park this upcoming winter.
Come hear Karsten Heuer speak about the details behind the project and how bison may soon be again in this landscape after an absence of over 140 years.
Free Admission. Everyone is welcome!
Karsten Heuer is the Bison Reintroduction Project Manager for Banff National Park. He has worked for Parks Canada for over 20 years in Banff, Jasper and the Yukon’s Ivvavik National Park.