Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Blackstone / Wapiabi Prescribed Fire Update - June 9, 2017

Posted on Fri, Jun 09, 2017

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Prescribed fire operations in the Blackstone and Wapiabi areas, northwest of Nordegg, saw approximately 100 hectares burned yesterday. Operations will recommence when conditions are favorable.The area closure has been lifted for the area.

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. 

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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