Wildfire Risk Reduction Program for Fort Walsh National Historic Site 2023-2026

Parks Canada proposes to reduce the wildfire risk at Fort Walsh National Historic Site. The absence of fire and the maturity of the forest around the fort site has resulted in the accumulation of ladder fuels, old or dying mature trees and downed woody material. Proposed work is to remove ladder fuels, prune tree limbs to a height of 2m+, remove deadfall, and thin out dense tree stands. Chainsaws and other hand tools will be used. This work will occur on 26.2 ha over 3 years. This project will be assessed with a basic impact assessment.

Latest update

March 5, 2023 – 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 February 3 to March 5, 2023 - February 3, 2023


Fort Walsh National Historic Site
Fort Walsh, Maple Creek No. 111, SK
P.O. Box 278
Maple Creek, Saskatchewan S0N 0P0
Telephone: 306-662-2645 or 1-888-773-8888
Fax: 306-662-3590
Email: fort.walsh@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Fort Walsh National Historic Site (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canads
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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