Rocky Mountain House Area Update

Blackstone Prescribed Fire - Wildfire Advisory in effect

Posted on Wed, Jul 05, 2017

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Ignition operations on the Blackstone prescribed fire, 40 kms. northwest of Nordegg, are scheduled to commence this weekend, pending favorable weather and on-the-ground conditions.

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.
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Prescribed fires are the proactive, knowledgeable and controlled applications of fire to accomplish well-defined resource management objectives. These fires are applied under select weather conditions and managed to minimize risk and maximize the benefits to the site. 

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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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FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT - JULY 06, 2017

Due to current and forecasted weather a Fire Advisory is now in effect for the Rocky Forest Area (RFA) section of the Forest Protection Area (FPA).    
For more information check ALBERTAFIREBANS.CA OR CALL 1-866-FYI-FIRE

Under this advisory, all existing permits will be cancelled (including burn barrels) and no new permits will be issued.The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improv

Prohibited
- Any burning other than campfires

Allowed
- Safe wood campfires (within fire rings) or random camping areas
- Charcoal briquettes
- Portable propane fire pits
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

Remember to check the hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and remove debris before and after use. Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.


NEW 2017 REGULATIONS FOR THE FOREST PROTECTION AREA

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has announced changes to the Forest Prairie and Protection Act and Regulations. The changes are in support of the government commitment to protect Albertans and their communities from the threat of wildfire. Full details on the changes can be found here.
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WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS

Albertans are always asked to use caution when recreating within the FPA:


NEW 2017 REGULATIONS FOR THE FOREST PROTECTION AREA

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has announced changes to the Forest Prairie and Protection Act and Regulations. The changes are in support of the government commitment to protect Albertans and their communities from the threat of wildfire. Full details on the changes can be found here.

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There are currently no fires in the  Rocky Forest Area (RFA) section of the Forest Protection Area (FPA).
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WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS

Albertans are always asked to use caution when recreating within the FPA:


NEW 2017 REGULATIONS FOR THE FOREST PROTECTION AREA

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has announced changes to the Forest Prairie and Protection Act and Regulations. The changes are in support of the government commitment to protect Albertans and their communities from the threat of wildfire. Full details on the changes can be found here.
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Wildfire Information:
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To report a wildfire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

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