Fenceline Replacement - Prince Albert Training Area, Saskatchewan

This project comprises of the replacement of 7.5 kilometres of new wire fence, three (3) metres inside the Department of National Defence (DND) property line, around the entire perimeter of the Prince Albert Training Area, located two (2) kilometres north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The project is a response to the existing fence being damaged and removed in sections. Trespassers have used the area for recreational purposes, posing a safety risk to themselves and a security and safety risk to DND. The project involves removing an existing barb wire fence, resurveying the property boundary, clearing the fence right-of-way, and installing a new fence as specified in the contract documents. Work consists of but is not limited to:
1. Locating and marking the DND Prince Albert Training Area property boundary, including the new fence locations (three (3) metres inside the property line), using a Legal Land Surveyor.
2. Registering all Legal Land Surveying documentation with land titles and provided documentation.
3. Remove and dispose of 7.5 kilometres of existing fence and all its components from DND property and fill in old post holes.
4. Clearing the 7.5 kilometres of fence line by grubbing, mowing, and grading three (3) metres on both sides of the new fence location (six (6) metres in total) to ground level creating a uniform surface.
5. Installing 7.5 kilometres of new two (2) strand double twisted barb wire/one (1) strand single barbless bottom wire fence three (3) meters inside the DND property line.
6. Installing one (1) new metal gate at the southwest entrance.
7. Install missing "No Trespassing" signage around the perimeter (as required).

Latest update

July 17, 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence 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
2 Notice of Determination - Fence line Replacement - Prince Albert Training Area, Saskatchewan - July 29, 2020


Officer Commanding, Real Property Operations Unit (West) Detachment Dundurn
Department of National Defence
Michael Baumann, Master Warrant Officer, Officer Commanding, Real Property Operations Unit (West) Detachment Dundurn
Real Property Operations Section Dundurn
General Delivery Station Main
Dundurn, Saskatchewan S0K 1K0
Email: michael.baumann@forces.gc.ca

  • Location

    • DND Prince Albert Training Area (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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