Fire permits will be issued and renewed for burn barrels and small hand piled brush piles. Fire Permits will not be available machine piled brush piles.
WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS
Regardless of the hazard, Albertans are asked to always use caution when recreating.
- Clear debris from hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle.
- Ensure your campfire is out - Soak it, Stir it, Soak it Again.
- Exploding targets can start wildfires. Please use extreme caution.
PROVINCIAL SUMMARY - 25 APRIL 2016
- Alberta currently has 24 wildfires: 1 is Being Held, 13 are Under Control, and 10 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
- Since April 1, Alberta has recorded 233 wildfires that burned a total of 574.97 hectares.
Bighorn geo-referenced maps & trail closures
Alberta's Bighorn Backcountry is an area including more than 5000 square kilometres (1.2 million acres) of public lands east of the Banff and Jasper National Parks.
These geo-referenced maps can be used on your moble device with apps such as Avenza.
There are some trail closures. Learn more
Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Area Information Coordinator
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
May the forest be with you