Overview

We gathered feedback on a draft conservation agreement with the Government of Canada under Section 11 of the Species at Risk Act to protect and conserve the Ronald Lake and Wabasca wood bison herds.

The draft conservation agreement outlines actions needed to protect these wood bison herds, which are presently facing an imminent threat to their recovery.

Your feedback on the agreement will help inform and finalize critical measures needed to:

  • address the threat of disease transmission from bison in Wood Buffalo National Park to other bison herds in Alberta
  • minimize future habitat loss and degradation
  • investigate and implement additional approaches to improve the population status of both herds
  • address information gaps, monitor populations, and assess effectiveness of conservation measures

Timeline

  • Open

    Survey from June 25 to August 24, 2021

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Parks

Input received

Online survey

Feedback was collected on the draft Section 11 agreement through an online survey from June 25 to August 24, 2021.

Thank you for your input. We are currently reviewing feedback.

Resources

Outcomes

Your feedback will be used to inform additional negotiations between Alberta and Canada prior to finalizing and approving the Section 11 agreement.

The federal government is also engaging on this topic. For more information, view the Canada Alberta conservation agreement for the Wabasca and Ronald Lake Bison Herds: In support of Wood Bison recovery in Alberta.

Last updated: August 25, 2021