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Prince Albert National Park of Canada

Ecological Vision for Prince Albert National Park

Ecological Vision for Prince Albert National Park

Gray Jay perched in spruce boughs.
The park will protect both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and ecological relationships for all species.
© Parks Canada/Merv Syroteuk/PANP A959

Prince Albert National Park is located in the Southern Boreal Plains and Plateaux Natural Region and covers a broad variety of habitats. For the purpose of the vision and defining what Prince Albert National Park is to represent, the park is using the Saskatchewan Ecoregions classification system.

In cooperation with Prince Albert National Park stakeholders and adjacent land managers, the Park will protect for all time healthy functioning ecosystems representative of the Mid-Boreal Upland Ecoregion and Boreal Transition Ecoregion of Canada. This will be done by maintaining or restoring natural processes (such as fire and naturally fluctuating water levels), plants, animals and physical features that have shaped this region.

Prince Albert National Park will protect both terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Ecological relationships continue to exist into the future.

Some of the unique wildlife components of the park will include woodland caribou, plains bison and American white pelicans.

The Park will continue to protect regionally unique communities such as fescue grasslands in the southern end of the Park, marl ponds, and old growth forest.

The aquatic systems will feature high water quality, biological diversity, and intact ecological process such as naturally reproducing fish populations and naturally fluctuating water levels.

Human use will continue to be encouraged in manner that is appropriate and compatible with National Park values and maintaining ecological integrity. Future generations will be able to experience a naturally functioning ecosystem and be proud to pass it on to their children in the same condition, or better, as they have received it from their parents.