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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Crews thin trees and remove/burn deadfall in Middle Springs to reduce wildfire risk

Middle Springs Burn News

The Town of Banff is working with contractor Alpine Precision to reduce wildfire risk in the Middle Springs neighbourhood on Sulphur Mountain by cutting and thinning trees, removing or burning logs, deadfall, dead standing trees and brush, from January to April.

The work underway involves chainsaw cutting to prune and remove lower branches of coniferous trees, and burn piles, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Work such as burning only proceeds each day after assessment of weather and wind conditions, and Parks Canada approval.

The FireSmart activity is occurring in the area marked in light purple on the map and it has been flagged with ribbon tape. Many trails are closed in the area for resident, pet and crew safety.

Residents are asked to:

  • Obey all trail closure signs
  • Do not remove stakes or ribbon tape 
  • Do not report fire or smoke in this area marked on the map during the January – April activity

Thank you for your understanding of this work to protect our community.

FireSmart Jan-Mar Middle Springs

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