Pelican Mountain Prescribed Fire

What's Happening?

During the 2021 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 3 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.

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

Contact Information

Leah Lovequist, Wildfire Information Officer
Slave Lake Forest Area


Updated: Apr 26, 2021