Parks Canada: Bison Return From the Edge of Extinction - Ep. 7
Catalogue Number: SQU007
Producer: Square Sheep Films
Subject: Anthropology, Archaeology, Canadian Geography, Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Politics, Science, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, World History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2021
Running Time: 38:01
The plains and wood bison are integral to the ecosystem of Elk Island National Park, and fencing creates management challenges as well as some conservation advantages. Prescribed burns are used to maintain and expand the grassland areas for the bison and other ungulates in the park. Management includes things like maintaining genetic diversity, herd size control, managing human interaction and GPS spatial monitoring. Elk Island gave 12 bison, a culturally significant animal, to the Woodlands Cree First Nations as well as to other indigenous communities. Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan has also brought bison back to roam the range where their grazing creates an ideal habitat for the black-tailed prairie dog.
Featuring: Mark Edwards, Gregory Wilson, Rob Found, Ryan Hayes and Lawrence Lamouche.
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