Wes Olson | Bison Consulting Services

 Wood Bison Reintroduction 2015

Bison Consulting Services



Who we are;  

Wes Olson                                                                           

With more than 30 years experience working with bison in almost every habitat they occupy in Canada, and on topics ranging from ecology to behavior, genetics to subspeciation, the design and construction of world class bison handing facilities, Wes can provide logistical support and advise on most bison management activities.



Johane is an accomplished photographer whose work has graced the covers of many Canadian and US magazines. She also has an extensive suite of experience in handling bison during roundups, has participated in aerial segregation counts of wild bison, and provides photographic assistance to producers who wish to register their bison with the Canadian Bison Association’s Bison Registry. She is an accomplished graphic designer and has produced many publications for Parks Canada, Economic Development groups, profession equestrians, bison ranchers, etc. Johane is fluently bilingual in French and English, and can provide assistance in either language. 


The services we provide;                                                                                                                                               

Many people dream about having bison grazing their property, either as a commercial venture, or to contribute to the conservation of this amazing animal. We can help you realize that dream, but we also help you understand the complexities and realities of attaining it. We can provide advice and logistical support on the following topics;


Bison capture, handling and sorting facility design, from conception to completion. We can design a small facility for just a few bison, or large scale facilities to accommodate hundreds of animals. Facility blueprints are produced using AutoCad to provide clients and contractors with a facility design that matches their unique requirements of scale, location, and purpose.We can design your pasture and fencing needs to meet your specific requirements.Carrying capacity estimates of your property to ensure that your most valuable resource, grass, is managed in a manner that protects it yet allows maximum utilization.A source of knowledge; With over three decades of bison related experience, we can provide answers to most of your questions related to all aspects of bison care and management, behavior and ecology.


Wes participated in the development of the assessment procedure, and can provide an assessment of your bison to determine whether they are morphometrically and phenotypically pure plains or wood bison, or if they are cross bred as parkland bison.


Johane, as a professional photographer, can provide images of your ranch, your bison and your marketing in a manner that will both attract new clients and assist you in registering your bison with the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation, pure bred bison registry.


If you are interested in more information about bison, need a presenter at a conference or seminar, or require photographs of bison or your property, please contact us and we would be pleased to assist you.