Fairholme II Prescribed Fire

Parks Canada is proposing to complete a prescribed fire in the Fairholme Bench area of Banff National Park to assist in achieving Agency ecological integrity objectives. The last prescribed fire that occurred in that area was in 2003. The key objectives of the prescribed fire are: the restoration of douglas fir grassland through the reduction of lodgepole pine and other early successional species' tree growth; the restoration of local wildlife and plant habitat; and the reintroduction of the historic fire regime to the local landscape. The prescribed fire will occur in spring or early fall when conditions meet prescription and may be completed as early as 2022.


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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.

 

Latest update

November 4, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from October 5 to November 4, 2021 - October 5, 2021

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Contacts

Banff National Park
Box 900
Banff, Alberta T1L 1K2
Telephone: 403-762-1419
Email: anna.brown@canada.ca


  • Location

    • Banff National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-10-05
  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    83070

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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