Wildire season officially ends on October 31st however wildfires can start at anytime of the year. Although fire permits are no longer required always be sure to burn safely and ensure your fire is extinguished.
This season there were 76 wildfires in the Rocky Mountain House Wildfire Management Area that burned 9000.88 hectares. Of these 25 were lightning caused, five are currently under investigation and 46 were human caused.
Since April 1, 2014, Alberta has recorded 1,414 new wildfires which have burned 23,113.4 hectares.
Call the Report A Poacher hotline at 1-800-642-3800. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. Click below to learn more.
Earlier this year ESRD launched a 3 year program to repair flood damage on designated trails in Public Land Use Zones. This summer crews have been working hard to inventorying the Bighorn Backcountry and worked on several trails, including Pinto Lake, Big Horn Dam, and Canary Creek Trails. In order to make this program as successful as possible over the coming years we need your help!
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Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Wildfire Ranger / Information Officer
Rocky Wildfire Management Area
P - 403.845.8351
“May the forest be with you”