Provincial Wildfire Priorities

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry responds to every wildfire reported in the Forest Protection Area (approximately 60% of the province’s landbase).

To help our response be as effective as possible, Agriculture and Forestry has five provincial priorities.

These priorities guide Agriculture and Forestry in the allocation and use of firefighting resources (firefighters, aircraft and equipment).

  1. Human life
  2. Communities
  3. Watersheds* and sensitive soils
  4. Natural resources
  5. Infrastructure**

*Watershed refers to water bodies such as lakes and rivers.

**Infrastructure that has a major impact on public safety or local economy.


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Updated: Mar 30, 2016