2014 Prescribed Fires

Fire managers have prescribed fires planned for this spring and fall, which will be carried out when forest conditions reach prescription. These burns are part of an on-going program to restore healthy forests and grasslands, and reduce the risk of wildfire to our community.

Location  Banff Kootenay Yoho Jasper Mt. Revelstoke Glacier When
Sawback
X
          Spring/Fall
Dormer Valley
X
         
Fall
Baker Creek
X
         
Fall
Harry's Hill
X
         
Fall
Redstreak Mountain  
X
       
Fall
Mount King      X      
Fall

Banff National Park 

Sawback

Date: Spring/Fall 2014
Size: 2400 hectares
Location: In the Sawback Range of Banff National Park along the Bow Valley Parkway 10km west of the Banff townsite.
Additional details: The Sawback Prescribed Fire is being implemented to reintroduce fire into the montane ecosystem, and improve wildlife habitat and vegetation species diversity within the Sawback Range.
Contact: Dani McIntosh

Dormer Valley

Date: Fall 2014
Size: 7100 hectares
Location: Within the east slopes area of Banff National Park, directly adjacent to the east park boundary approximately 45 km north of the town of Banff.
Additional Details: The Dormer Valley Prescribed Fire will contribute to the restoration of open forest and grassland meadows by reducing the encroachment of conifer species caused by decades of fire suppression. These meadows provide critical year-round habitat for mountain sheep, goats, grizzly bears, wolves, elk and deer.
Contact: Dani McIntosh

Baker Creek 

Date: Fall 2014
Size: 800 hectares
Location: 10 km east of Lake Louise on the north side of the Trans Canada Highway. Overall objectives are to reduce mountain pine beetle habitat and restore grizzly bear habitat.
Contact: Gregg Walker

Harry's Hill

Date: Fall 2014
Size: 25 hectares
Location: Adjacent to Harry's Hill subdivision near the hamlet of Lake Louise.
Contact: Gregg Walker

Kootenay National Park

Redstreak Mountain

Date: Fall 2014
Size: 235 hectares
Location: 3 km southeast of Radium Hot Springs. Overall objectives are to protect people and property by reducing fuel loads, and restore grassland habitat for Bighorn Sheep
Contact: Gregg Walker

Yoho National Park

Mount King

Date: Fall 2014
Size: 1400 hectares
Location: Lower Kicking Horse River Valley in Yoho National Park, about 10 km southwest of the community of Field.
Contact: Gregg Walker