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Removal of deadfall in Pines area to lower wildfire risk

November 17, 2022 11:40 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

As part of the Wildfire Management Program, The City of Red Deer’s Parks section will be working in forested areas of the Pines neighbourhood. Work will begin mid-November with completion expected in late December 2022.

Parks staff will be working to selectively clear deadfall, which is fallen plant material that may act as a wildfire hazard.

This multi-year program is a joint effort between The City of Red Deer’s Emergency Services Department and Parks and Public Works Department to minimize the risk of fire in Red Deer’s urban forest areas. The City adheres to the Wildlife Act and Migratory Bird Act and follows best practices for forest management during this type of work.

Affected trail segments remain open for use during the removal project. Residents are asked to adhere to warning signs while remaining clear of equipment and personnel working in this area. The City thanks residents for their cooperation and patience as staff undertake this important wildfire mitigation work.

 Pines Deadfall Removal Map

For more information, contact:

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

 

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