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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


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

20 September 2020 – 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 21 August to 20 September, 2020 - August 21, 2020

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Glacier National Park
P.O. Box 350
301B 3rd Street West
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0
Telephone: 250-837-7500
Fax: 250-837-7536

  • Location

    • Glacier National Park (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

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

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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