Wood bison returning to Northern Alberta First Nation for initial time in some-more than 100 years

More than a dozen bison from Elk Island National Park will shortly be on a pierce to northern Alberta. 

Parks Canada is translocating 14 timber bison from a park nearby Edmonton to Woodland Cree First Nation in a Peace River segment within a subsequent week. 

Lawrence Lamouche, normal lands manager for Woodland Cree First Nation, pronounced bison traditionally lived in a segment though haven’t been seen there for some-more than a century.

The First Nation’s idea is to settle a bison as a food source for a community, Lamouche said.

“The moose race has been in decrease in a area, so to be means to move a bison we’ll be means to means a people for that food source,” he said. 

“And also, we wish to be means to build adult a herd  since we wish to keep a flock during a certain race and afterwards when they do start augmenting we can collect them respectfully.

“We wish to be means to emanate a healthy flock within a village and collect them when we need.”

Wood bison are a subspecies that are blending to colder climates and once ranged opposite Alaska and Northwest Territories as good as northern B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. Compared to plains bison, timber bison are incomparable and taller with longer legs and darker fur. 

According to Parks Canada, Wood Bison were once suspicion totally mislaid due to race and stretch until a tiny removed race was rediscovered in Wood Buffalo National Park in 1958. Some 7 years later, 22 of those bison were sent to Elk Island. Today, many timber bison in Canada are descendants of a Elk Island herd.

Another organisation of bison will be eliminated to Russia after this spring. 

Elk Island park superintendent Dale Kirkland pronounced it’s good for a park to send some bison divided from a park as a flock can grow adult to 25 per cent per year. 

“By stealing some of a bison from a park we’re anticipating to support a altogether health of a bison as good to revoke that extending vigour on a grasslands here during a park,” he said. 

Kirkland pronounced adult to 3,000 bison have been translocated from a park over a past 100 years to parks and charge projects around a world, as good as Indigenous communities.

Lamouche pronounced a village is vehement to have bison behind in a region.

“It’s really critical to us and really sparkling during a same time and we can’t wait to see them prancing all over a area there,” he said.

Article source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/woodland-cree-first-nation-bison-1.5460587?cmp=rss