Wildlife Response Guides
An effective wildlife management strategy must balance the needs of wildlife with those of the public. Protection of life and property is a priority, along witht the appropriate management of Alberta’s species.
Wildlife Management Plans
Wildlife management plans guide Alberta’s conservation and management activities. The department’s Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch develops, reviews and updates these plans for several species of game animals that live in the province.
These plans outline:
- biology of each species
- historic population changes for each species
- status, use and management at the time the report was written
- management strategies on how to implement the plans in each region of the province where the species occurs
Regional wildlife biologists use the plans to develop their specific strategies for their regions, which may include population inventories and the establishment of hunting regimes.
Bighorn Sheep Management
Review the Management Plan for Bighorn Sheep in Alberta, along with additional conservation and management information for this species.
Bear Management: Black Bears
Review the Management Plan for Black Bears in Alberta, along with additional conservation and management information for this species.
Management Plan for Cougars in Alberta– Nov 2012 (73 pages, 4.2 MB)
Review the updated Management Plan for Cougars in Alberta, along with additional conservation and management information for this species.
Updated: Apr 11, 2018