Parks Canada Agency Prescribed Burns- Southesk, Talbot Lake

There are two prescribed burns planned by the Jasper National Park Fire Team potentially starting in Spring 2022. Southesk Unit (925 hectares) is located in the upper portion of the Southesk River valley near Southesk Lake. Talbot Lake Unit (3600 hectares) is located in the eastern portion of Jasper National Park south of Highway 16.
These prescribed burns fall outside of the scope of a Best Management Practice or a Preapproved Routine Impact Assessment, though the Parks Canada National Best Management Practices for Fire Management Operations will be part of the mitigations to further minimize adverse effects.


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

April 14, 2022 – 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 March 15 to April 14, 2022 - March 15, 2022

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Jasper National Park
Box 10
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0
Telephone: 780-852-6141

  • Location

    • Jasper National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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