Ignition operations on the Blackstone prescribed fire, 40 kms. northwest of Nordegg, commenced yesterday in the early afternoon. Operations will recommence when conditions are favourable.
The objective is to improve ungulate habitat by reducing shrub encroachment and reinvigorating grass growth. We will proceed when and where we can ensure a safe operation that will meet the overall objectives of the prescribed fire.
The adjacent area will remain closed to the public from May 19-31.
Blackstone Prescribed Fire
Prescribed fire supports FireSmart principles that reduce wildfire threat to Albertans and their communities by reducing the likelihood of large uncontrollable wildfires while creating a healthier forest. Click to learn about the importance of wildfire.
Download the Alberta Wildfire app for Apple or Android devices.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Subscribe to the Rocky wildfire blog and receive an email when new information is posted.
To report a wildfire, call 310-FIRE (3473).
Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Area Information Coordinator
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
May the Forest be with you