What the HEC is that in the sky?

What the HEC is that in the sky?

Wildland firefighters from Alberta Wildfire take to the sky for Human External Cargo training. If you happened to be looking into the skies over the Slave Lake Forest area on April 26th and 27th, your eyes may take in an unfamiliar sight. No, it’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, and it’s not quite […]

Hunting Season is Here

Hunting Season is Here

Hunting season is upon us. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are planning to hunt in the forested areas of Alberta, specifically in the regulated Forest Protection Area (FPA). Various factors such as fire bans, restrictions or forest closures may affect your plans into the FPA. For the most up-to-date […]

How to Report a Wildfire

How to Report a Wildfire

When it comes to fighting wildfires, timing is everything – the earlier we can get to a wildfire, the better. Prompt response can minimize losses and costs. To achieve this, the Wildfire Management Branch uses a variety of tools such as aerial detection, lookout observers, and lightning mapping systems to quickly detect wildfires. But we […]

Wildfire Caused by Exploding Target

Wildfire Caused by Exploding Target

The Government of Alberta has made changes to the Forest and Prairie Protection Act and associated regulations to improve public safety as they relate to preventing human-caused wildfires and protecting Albertans, their communities, natural resources, and infrastructure from wildfire damage. One of the key ways the Government of Alberta has strengthened wildfire legislation is by […]

Hot Spots: Safe Operation of an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

Hot Spots: Safe Operation of an Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV)

What is an OHV? The Traffic Safety Act defines an OHV as any motorized vehicle built for cross-country travel, including: dirt bikes, motorcycles, mini-bikes and related two-wheel vehicles all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) utility terrain vehicles miniature motor vehicles amphibious vehicles What is a Hot Spot? Hot spots occur when vegetation and debris build up on an […]