Parks Canada Meadow Restoration Prescribe Fire Plan

Parks Canada Banff Field Unit Fire Department is planning to complete prescribed meadow burns, as part of the Banff Field Unit Fire Management Plan. Each burn area will be situated in meadow complexes dominated by shrub (Salix spp.) and sedge (Carex spp.) vegetation types as well as, open spruce with significant grass fuel loads. Prescribe fire is needed for wildfire containment, habitat enhancement and vegetation maintenance objectives. Prescribe burns will be targeted in spring or fall, when conditions allow.

Latest update

March 26, 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 24 to March 26, 2023 - February 24, 2023


Banff National Park
Box 900
Banff, Alberta T1L 1K2
Telephone: 403-762-1419

  • Location

    • Banff 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


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.


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...within 200 kilometres
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