Forest Fire Management Program

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Forest Fires in Nahanni National Park Reserve

Fire is a natural part of the boreal forest ecosystem in Nahanni National Park Reserve(NNPR) and is the main method by which the forest renews itself. As such, it is a natural process and a necessary part of maintaining a healthy forest landscape. However, when fires endanger values such as communities, cabins, access routes and park facilities, the Fire Management Team at Parks Canada SW NWT Field Unit respond to the threat. This response can range from monitoring the fire to direct or indirect action fire depending on the size of the fire, proximity to values at risk, weather conditions and the landscape through which the fire is moving.

Reporting a Fire:

To report a fire within the park boundary, please call the Fire Duty Officer`s cell at (867) 621-0136.

For Fire Information:

For public information regarding current fires, please contact the Fire Information Officer`s cell at (867) 872-0107.
Visitors and local residents can call the park at (867) 695-7750 for fire updates.