Wildfire Risk Reduction at Fort Walsh National Historic Site

The purpose of this project is to reduce the risk of wildfire at Fort Walsh National Historic Site by thinning pockets of fuel in two forested areas near the fort site. The total area to be treated is 25 ha. The absence of fire and the maturity of the forest around the fort site has resulted in the accumulation of ladder fuels, old or dying mature trees and downed woody material. By reducing the fuel load on site, removing trees and administering various FireSmart techniques (stand thinning, ladder fuel removal etc.) the impact of a wildfire on the site can be reduced. Ladder fuels will be removed and tree limbs pruned to a height of 2m+ using chainsaws and other various hand tools. Dense areas will be thinned by hand felling and deadfall will also be removed by hand. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

March 02, 2021 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Fort Walsh National Historic Site
Fort Walsh, Maple Creek No. 111, SK
P.O. Box 278
Maple Creek, Saskatchewan S0N 0P0
Telephone: 306-662-2645 or 1-888-773-8888
Fax: 306-662-3590
Email: fort.walsh@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Fort Walsh National Historic Site (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • 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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