Ottawa is looking to return a familiar face to Banff National Park.

At an announcement Friday morning, Environment Minister Peter Kent provided details on a public consultation process for the reintroduction of the bison into Banff.

A representative with Alberta Sustainable Resources said they are welcoming the news and they're very interested to see how they will keep the herds in place in the park.

For more information on the reintroduction of Plains Bison to Banff National Park visit Bison Belong.