Hazard Spruce Tree Removal

There is a large outbreak of spruce beetle in Glacier National Park. This project proposes to remove large volumes of 'grey attack' (i.e. standing dead) mature spruce trees within campgrounds and day use area that pose a safety risk to visitors and workers. Work will be phased over a 5 year period to reduce ecological impacts while mitigating site hazards. Current year removal estimates are:

Hemlock Grove Day Use Area (3 ha): 114 grey trees

Loop Brook Campground (2.5 ha): currently under assessment

Illecillewaet Campground (12 ha): 138 grey trees

Monument Day Use Area (2 ha): 200 grey trees


Latest update

October 09, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Glacier National Park
P.O. Box 350
301B 3rd Street West
Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
Telephone: 250-837-7500
Fax: 250-837-7536
Email: mrg-opinion@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Glacier National Park (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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