Provincial Bison Protection Areas

Provincial Bison Protection Areas The Provincial Bison Protection Areas dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent Bison Protection Areas in Alberta. In order to support the conservation, management and recovery of disease-free bison in northern Alberta, wood bison located within specified Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) are listed as Threatened under the Wildlife Act and Regulation. All hunting of wood bison within Northwest Bison Protection Area is regulated and based on issuance of a bison special licence and allocation processes for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons. All hunting (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) of wood bison within the Wabasca Bison Protection Area is prohibited. Legal descriptions of the boundaries of Provincial Bison Protection Areas can be found within Schedule 11 of the Wildlife Regulation. The boundaries within the Provincial Bison Protection Areas dataset have been interpreted from written legal descriptions within Schedule 11 of the Wildlife Regulation. In case of discrepancy between GIS data and the written legal description, the written legal description shall take precedence. 2024-02-20 Government of Alberta AEP.NW-FishandWildlifeStewardship@gov.ab.ca Nature and EnvironmentSociety and Culture-CANADAALBERTABIOTABOREALBOUNDARIESBUFFALOENDANGERED-SPECIESENVIRONMENTHAY-ZAMA-LAKES-WILDLAND-PROVINCIAL-PARKHUNTING-REGULATIONSSANCTUARYSENSITIVE-SPECIESSPECIES-AT-RISKWABASCAWILDLIFE-CONSERVATIONWOOD-BISONGovernment information Provincial Bison Protection Areas - (FGDB/GDB)FGDB/GDB https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/biota/ProvincialBisonProtectionAreas_FGDB.zip Provincial Bison Protection Areas - (HTML)HTML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/f4483f1d6ce240d493dd02f164c16615/html Original metadata (https://open.alberta.ca/opendata)HTML https://open.alberta.ca/opendata/c71829e1-d0f6-404a-98d2-13e6081da433 Provincial Bison Protection Areas - (SHP)SHP https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/biota/ProvincialBisonProtectionAreas_SHP.zip Provincial Bison Protection Areas - (XML)XML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/f4483f1d6ce240d493dd02f164c16615/xml

The Provincial Bison Protection Areas dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent Bison Protection Areas in Alberta. In order to support the conservation, management and recovery of disease-free bison in northern Alberta, wood bison located within specified Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) are listed as Threatened under the Wildlife Act and Regulation. All hunting of wood bison within Northwest Bison Protection Area is regulated and based on issuance of a bison special licence and allocation processes for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons. All hunting (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) of wood bison within the Wabasca Bison Protection Area is prohibited. Legal descriptions of the boundaries of Provincial Bison Protection Areas can be found within Schedule 11 of the Wildlife Regulation. The boundaries within the Provincial Bison Protection Areas dataset have been interpreted from written legal descriptions within Schedule 11 of the Wildlife Regulation. In case of discrepancy between GIS data and the written legal description, the written legal description shall take precedence.

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