Parks Canada Agency Douglas Fir Slopes Prescribed Burn

This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment. Jasper National Park Fire Operations is proposing to burn Douglas Fir Hillsides units surrounding the Jasper townsite. There are nine, low complexity units that range from 16 to 83 ha, for a total of 382 ha. Desired fire behaviour will be low intensity surface fire resulting in significant understory woody regeneration mortality, significant reduction of surface fuels and minimal canopy tree mortality. The primary objective of this prescribed fire is to support restoration and maintenance of Douglas-fir savannah ecosystems. Secondary objectives include education opportunities for the public regarding the role of fire in forest ecosystem and wildfire risk reduction. Prior to unit ignition, hand felling of understory fir and pine regeneration may be required in order to minimize the risk of crown fire in units with dense understory regeneration. Control lines will be burned prior to main unit ignition and in some cases may be reinforced with wetline.

Latest update

March 15, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



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

  • Location

    • Jasper National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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