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Key Contact Information for Landowners

Sturgeon River Plains Bison Stewards

Kelly Paul

Gord Vaadeland
(Web Administrator)

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, Big River Field Office

James Fraser
(Conservation Officer)

Prince Albert National Park Sturgeon Crossing Station

Joanne Reimer
(Resource Conservation)


Annual General Meeting!

The Sturgeon River Plains Bison Stewards held their Annual General Meeting on May 7, 2015 at the Ladder Valley Hall. More information will be posted here as it becomes available!

May 8, 2014 AGM Minutes

May 9, 2013 AGM Minutes

May 8, 2014 AGM Invitation

Request For Tenders!

The Sturgeon River Plains Bison Stewards are requesting bids for a contract to: a) move or haze wild bison from private agricultural land into Prince Albert National Park; b) repair fences/infrastructure damaged by the hazing; and c) provide appropriate and timely documentation on hazing activities as required by the SRPBS.  The contract will start between July 15 and August 1, 2015, and run for 2.5 months.

Bidders are asked to submit a written proposal and budget by Thursday June 26, 2014, to the email and address below.  Bidders must demonstrate knowledge of bison handling and fence repair, be addequately equipped and staffed for the work, and able to work as and when needed over the contract period. The budget must include day usage rates for equipment required, and staff hours.  Fencing material (post, wire, staples) will be provided to the bidder, but the bidder is required to provide their own fencing tools. 

Bidders must present with their bid proof of sufficient liability insurance to cover the activities.  The winning contractor will be notified by telephone.

Please direct all questions and bids to: Kelly Paul, President, Sturgeon River Plains Bison Stewards,, phone (306) 469-7301. Written bids can be sent to Box 516, Debden, SK S0J 0S0.

Fencing Projects Wanted!

The Sturgeon River Plains Bions Stewards are looking for good fencing projects to provide materials for. If you have a portion of land that you would like to build a wildlife-friendly bison fence on to help reduce damage caused by bison, please submit request for an application to

Management Planning is Complete!

The Sturgeon River Plains Bison Management Plan has been completed and signed by Prince Albert National Park and Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. Now the real work begins! The overarching goal of the management plan is to maintain a self-sustaining, naturally regulated and free-ranging population. The goals and corresponding actions outlined in the management plan will help attain this long-term goal.

We are excited to share the plan with you!!

Sturgeon River Plains Bison Management Plan

The Stewards, PANP and Sask MoE would like to thank the Advisory Committee for their participation and contribution during the development process. Without their invaluable involvement, writing a comprehensive management plan would not have be possible. Advisory Committee memebers included the Rural Municipalities of Big River, Canwood and Shellbrook, Big River First Nation, Ahtahkakoop First Nation, Sturgeon River First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Métis Nation of Saskatchewan, Prince Albert Grand Council, Agency Chiefs Tribal Council, Nature Conservancy Canada, Wildlife Conservation Society, Nature Saskatchewan, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, National Wildlife Refuge Association, Saskatchewan Boreal Forest Learning Centre, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation, Canadian Bison Association, Waskesiu Wilderness Region Destination Marketing Organization, Big River and Area Forestry Committee and the Parkland Agri-Environmental Group Plan.

For more information on the process, please contact the SRPBS or follow us on facebook.

Relevant Documents

March 13, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Cultural & Historical Significance of the Buffalo

January 27, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Living & Working with Bison in Wyoming

December 6, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Wildlife Damage Compensation Program

October 4, 2011 Meeting Minutes

June 20, 2011 Meeting Minutes

On Private Land Presentation

Bison Disease Presentation

May 16, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Suggested Management Plan Sections

March 15, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Terms of Reference

Bison Management Plan Presentation


Photo courtesy Miguel Segur


Photo courtesy Guy Lundstrom Photography

Education Group

Photo courtesy of Gord Vaadeland and Saskatchewan Boreal Forest Learning Center

Bison Tracking in Prince Albert National Park

Photo courtesy of John Murray and Saskatchewan Boreal Forest Learning Center

Trecking for Bison on Horseback in Prince Albert National Park

Photo by Gord Vaadeland, courtesy of Sturgeon River Ranch

Bison Stewards Helping Preserve the Wild Buffalo Herds of Prince Albert National Park Prince Albert National Park Bison
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