Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Blackstone Prescribed Fire Update

Posted on Wed, May 24, 2017

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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.   

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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.
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Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Area Information Coordinator
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
P 403.845.8351
May the Forest be with you