By: Jeff Slack
Alberta parks has a plan to have a series of controlled fires in Kananaskis Valley to help manage any future out breaks of wildfires.
The Evan-Thomas 10 year vegetation management strategy is planning to start two controlled burns each year over a 10 year span.
Fall is said to be the best time to do controlled burns because there’s a lack of tourist who flock to the valley.
Alberta forestry and firefights will be on site for the fires that will be in five provincial parks and cover 1500 hectares.
The last wildfire recorded in Kananaskis Valley was in 1936 where it burned most of the area in one afternoon, since then there hasn’t been a fire in the area since.