March 1 marks the official start of the wildfire season in Alberta. Fire permits are now required for any outdoor burning with the exception of campfires.
As Alberta gears up for another wildfire season, residents are reminded that fire permits are required for any burning activities from March 1 to October 31, with the exception of campfires.
Fire permits are free and can be obtained by contacting your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry office — Slave Lake: 780.849.7377 and/or Lac La Biche: 780.623.5388.
The MD lies within the boundaries of the Slave Lake and Lac La Biche Forest Protection Areas. The Lac La Biche Forest Protection Area refers to any MD land located south of the Athabasca River, and the Slave Lake Forest Protection Area refers to MD land to the river’s north.
The MD strongly encourages residents to subscribe to Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Updates and/or Lac La Biche Area Wildfire Updates. These email alerts will notify subscribers of any new information posted in their areas.
Before heading out to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s also important to check albertafirebans.ca for any fire advisories, restrictions, or bans that may be in effect for your destination.