Prescribed fire operations in the Blackstone and Wapiabi areas, northwest of Nordegg, will commence on short notice over the next few days pending favorable weather and on-the-ground conditions.
As of today an area notification is in effect for the area. Users of the area must contact 403.845.8266 before entering the general area. Fire may be burning anywhere within the containment area indicated on the map.
The objective is to improve ungulate habitat by reducing shrub encroachment and reinvigorating grass growth as well as creating a landscape level fire break. We will proceed when and where we can ensure a safe operation that will meet the overall objectives of the 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.
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Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Area Information Coordinator
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
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