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Removal of Deadfall at Heritage Ranch

November 8, 2019 10:16 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Heritage Ranch DeadfallAs part of the Wildfire Management Program, The City of Red Deer Parks section will be working along the lower trail at Heritage Ranch this fall. Work will begin in the area on Tuesday, November 12, with completion expected around mid-December, 2019.

Parks staff will be working to selectively clear deadfall, which is fallen plant material that potentially acts as a wildfire hazard. As the work is completed, any additional material of concern will also be removed. This multi-year program minimizes the risk of fire in Red Deer’s urban forest areas, and reduces the potential of a fire developing to an intensity that would threaten the forest as a whole

The trail will continue to be open during the deadfall removal. Please adhere to warning signs, and stay clear of personnel and equipment working in the area. We thank you for your patience and cooperation while City staff undertake this important wildfire management work.

For more information, please contact:

Wes Van Bavel, Fire Marshal
Red Deer Emergency Services
403-356-2457

Parks Landscape Services
City of Red Deer
403-342-8234

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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