In 1969 plains bison returned to their ancient, traditional range along the Sturgeon River, which forms the southwestern boundary of Prince Albert National Park. The Sturgeon River plains bison population are now one of very few plains bison populations within Canada that are ranging freely within the former traditional territory of the species.

The return of wild plains bison to their former range and the collaborative actions being taken to conserve the herd both within and outside of the national park are an important ecological success story. This photo gallery consists of candid camera shots of the Sturgeon River bison. Trail cameras record the activities of bison, helping us better understand the animals’ movements in and around the park and their re-connection with their natural ecosystem – including predators. 

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