NEW REGULATIONS AS OF MARCH 31
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has announced changes to the Forest Prairie and Protection Act and Regulations. The changes are in support of the government commitment to protect Albertans and their communities from the threat of wildfire. Full details on the changes can be found here.
Although much of the backcountry remains snow covered, areas of exposed cured grass pose a higher wildfire risk.
TheCalgary Forest Area currently has no fires.
It's wildfire season. As of March 1, fire permits are now required for any burning within the Forest Protection Area (excluding campfires). To obtain a permit, visit firepermits.alberta.ca, or call toll free 310-0000.
PROVINCIAL SUMMARY (April 24)
- Since March 1, there have been 70 new wildfires in the Forest Protection of Alberta that have burned a total of 439.81 hectares.
- There are currently 7 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta: 3 are Under Control, and 4 have been turned over to the responsible party.
PRESCRIBED FIRE - KANANASKIS, AB
In partnership with Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be conducting prescribed fire operations in Kananaskis March 28th to April 7th as conditions permit. Wildland firefighting crews will be burning small stands of spruce trees as part of the Evan-Thomas Vegetation Management Plan. Although some smoke may be visible from Highway 40 near Kananaskis village, it is expected to disperse. If smoke becomes an issue, crews will suspend burning. If you require further information on the hazard reduction burn, please call the Alberta Parks office at (403) 678-5500.
Wildfire Information Officer