Alberta opposes Parks Canada plan for bison in Banff-

I’m not suprised Alberta opposes it;  a regressive province, but it sure works for me.

Story in the Calgary Herald.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

6 Responses to Talk about reintroducing bison to Banff National Park area

  1. avatar paulWTAMU says:

    Please do! Watching a large herd of bison was one of the most awe inspiring things I’ve ever done.

  2. There is no room for free-ranging bison on near the townsite of Banff, the busy Trans-Canada highway, or the Icefields Parkway.

    However, a quick look with Google Earth shows a lot of front range valleys with no roads where a small herd of bison could likely exist in peace.

  3. avatar ProWolf in WY says:

    Hopefully other places can follow suit.

  4. avatar jdubya says:

    paulWTAMU, you may like this: a little shaky (by hand) with a D90.

  5. avatar Virginia says:

    Canada would be directly involved in this story I read at the DailyKos entitled “Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet.” If interested, look under the topic Green Diary Rescue. The story is by Greg Harman for Environment News Service, addressing the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. It is about the timely and urgent topic of saving corridors for wildlife survival from Yellowstone to the Yukon as well as in India and other countries.

  6. avatar Jackrabbit says:

    Cool video, jdubya. Where was it shot?

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