September 9, 2013 10:46 am
Updated: September 9, 2013 3:17 pm

Parks Canada seeks feedback on plan to bring bison back to Banff

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CALGARY – Parks Canada is looking for feedback on plans to bring buffalo back to Banff National Park.

Plains Bison were the dominant herbivores on the eastern slopes of the park for thousands of years, but have been absent since before the park was created 126 years ago.

Plans to reintroduce the iconic species to that landscape were first announced in January of 2012, and officials are launching public consolations into the impact on the park and on neighbouring lands.

They’ve compiled a draft plan for the bison’s reintroduction, which they say helps furthers Parks Canada’s conservation goal of restoring and maintaining a full complement of native species in Canada’s national parks.

Canadians are invited to provide feedback on the draft plan from September 9th until November 1st, 2013.

To access the plan, along with other information on the plains bison, visit http://www.parkscanada.gc.ca/banff-bison.

Comments on the plan and reintroduction can be sent to opinion@pc.gc.ca.

READ: Parks Canada’s draft plan for public consultation regarding the reintroduction of wild plains bison to Banff National Park

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