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  • Bear Closure - Terrace Trail

    September 30, 2018

    • Effective Date: September 30, 2018 until further notice
    • Where: Terrace Trail and a small portion of Kovach trail on the very south end where it runs near Terrace Trail
    • Why: Due to bear activity

    Location: Map of Affected Area

    Although an advisory is in place for this area, bears can be encountered anywhere in the Kananaskis Region at any time. To avoid a surprise encounter with a bear:

    • Make plenty of noise and travel in groups.
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Look and listen for bears and their signs.
    • Keep your pet on a leash.
    • Carry bear spray. Make sure it’s easily accessible, and know how to use bear spray.
    • Learn more about bear safety on our webpage or at WildSmart.

    Please report all bear sightings immediately to 403-591-7755.

    Affected Areas
  • Prescribed Burn - Kovach Prescribed Fire

    September 14, 2018

    • Effective Date: Tree burning operations will start Monday, September 17, 2018 and will occur intermittently from now until October 31, 2018, as weather conditions permit. Burning will also only be done during atmospheric conditions that are favorable to smoke dispersal.
    • Where: Kovach Pond Day Use and surrounding area. Portions of the Bill Milne Trail and adjacent areas may be closed during the prescribed fire. Parking may be restricted along Highway 40 in the vicinity of the prescribed fire.
    • Why: The overarching objectives for the prescribed fire are to maintain critical habitat for wildlife and create a safe fire environment to protect facilities from wildfires. Native grassland and aspen depend on fire for regeneration and to keep forests open. These grassland meadows provide critical habitat for elk, deer, grizzly bear, and wolves.

    The Kovach Prescribed Fire was started in the spring of 2017 when half of the 180 hectare area was burned. Our aim is to burn the remaining portion later this fall if weather conditions permit.

    This prescribed fire is part of the Evan-Thomas 10-year Vegetation Management Strategy 2016-2025 

    Location: Map of Affected Area

    Affected Areas

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