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Posted on: December 11, 2018

FireSmart Update

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Crews are progressing with cleanup and burning along the CN tracks near Sleepy Hollow Road, and beginning cleanup and burning near Stone Mountain, working northeast towards Patricia Place. Please keep children and pets away from burn piles; they are monitored for safety but are accessible.

Falling, bucking and piling is ongoing along 93A between highway 16 and Alpine VIllage (FMU 29, see map below).

The trail system may be affected temporarily. Please keep an eye out for crews at work and follow all warnings and closures.

The Municipality of Jasper has contracted Landmark Solutions from Salmon Arm to complete FireSmart work around Jasper to increase our community’s resilience in the event of a wildfire. The work began in late 2018 and will continue into the spring, as site conditions allow. This project builds on last year’s fuel management units (download FMUs map). 

Led by Fire Chief Greg Van Tighem and developed in collaboration with Alan Westhaver of ForestWise Environmental Consulting Ltd., the 2019 municipal FireSmart project focuses on thinning the forest around evacuation routes and critical infrastructure. 

The project is made possible by grant funding from the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA), and through collaboration and additional contributions (financial and in kind) from Parks Canada, who provides Field Surveillance Officers for the project. Other partners include ATCO, CN and Kinder Morgan.

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