Bison panel featured at CPAWS Southern Alberta annual general meeting


Calgary, Alta. Sept. 25 - Bison experts will lead a panel discussion, The Bison Belong and Beyond, following the annual general meeting of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Southern Alberta chapter (CPAWS SAB), in Calgary on Sept. 29, 2016.

The panel discussion – funded by the Calgary Foundation – follows the American Bison Society (ABS) meeting, and the Buffalo Treaty Meeting and Ceremony, in Banff Sept. 26-29. Bison enthusiasts, managers, producers, advocates, philanthropists, and artists are sharing experiences and strategies to guide the ecological restoration of wood and plains bison.

The Buffalo Treaty was signed in the summer of 2015 in collaboration with First Nations to restore bison to the greater plains. CPAWS has been a longtime supporter of reintroducing plains bison into Banff National Park to restore the health of the ecosystem.

“Bison are an incredibly valuable species from a historic, cultural and ecological perspective, and we look forward to exploring the successes and challenges of reintroducing them into North America,” says Anne-Marie Syslak, Executive Director, CPAWS SAB. “We are excited to bring this level of expertise about bison to our members and the local community.”

The annual general meeting begins Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at the Mamdani Opera Centre, 1315 7th St. SW, Calgary. After light refreshments, the bison panel discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited.

For details, visit cpaws-southernalberta.org/events

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Media contact:
Anne-Marie Syslak, Executive Director
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Southern Alberta Chapter
Phone: 403-827-4562