Pelican Mountain Prescribed Fire

What's Happening?

During the 2018 wildfire season, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry may be conducting one or more prescribed fires approximately 12.5 kilometres southwest of Sandy Lake. The exact location of the prescribed fire area is directly north of Kilometre 123 on the C-Road.

The prescribed fires will vary in size from 1 to 5 hectares and burning will take place when forecasted weather and on-the-ground conditions allow for a safe, controlled burn.

Smoke may be visible at times but will be localized and short lived. Public roads and highways are expected to remain open; however, traffic may be controlled. Watch for Prescribed Fire in Progress and Smoke signage near the area.

The purpose of these prescribed fires is to examine fire behaviour in various FireSmart treatments.

Restrictions and Closures

During operations, the area immediately adjacent to the prescribed fire will be closed to public access. Public roads and highways are expected to remain open however traffic may be controlled. Watch for prescribed fire in progress and smoke signage near the area.

Background

Multiple prescribed fires are planned for this area and will occur over the next ten years. The purpose of these prescribed fires is to examine fire behaviour in various FireSmart treatments.

Research Partners

Special thanks to our Research Partners:

  • FireSmart Canada
  • Bigstone Cree Nation
  • Municipal District of Opportunity #17
  • Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science
  • FPInnovations
  • McMaster University
  • University of Toronto
  • Alberta Pacific Forest Industries
  • Canadian Forest Service
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact Information

Leah Lovequist, Wildfire Information Officer
Slave Lake Forest Area


Updated: Apr 3, 2018