Prescribed fires are the knowledgeable and controlled applications of fires on a specific land area to accomplish planned
and well-defined resource management objectives. These fires are applied under select weather conditions and managed in
such a way as to minimize the emission of smoke and maximize the benefits to the site.
The provincial prescribed fire program is a proactive approach to wildfire and forest management. By removing fine fuels
in open areas, prescribed fires help reduce the size and intensity of future wildfires that potentially threaten:
- Communities or Human Life
- Natural Resources
- Watersheds and Soils
Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) works with community partners and stakeholders to identify key areas for prescribed
fire operations and work to achieve the shared objectives in a safe, efficient and mutually beneficial manner.
The prescribed fires completed in 2011 were carefully selected by wildfire management staff. Last year's prescribed fires
also helped to reduce mountain pine beetle habitat in some areas. Fire has shaped Alberta's forests for generations both
through natural wildfires and traditional burning practices.
Landslide Lake Interpretive Fire Trail
The Landslide Lake Interpretive Fire Trail provides a first hand glimpse of forest regeneration. The trail was redeveloped
within the boundary of the recent Upper North Saskatchewan Prescribed Fire.
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Updated: May 14, 2012