Effective Date: November 17, 2023, until further notice.
Where: Bow Valley (daily locations will vary).
Why: The Calgary Forest Area’s Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB) control program for the 2023-24 season will soon be active and could run until March 31st 2024. You may see our contractors (Xylem Silviculture & Infinite Forestry Consulting Ltd.) and their subcontractors working in the Bow Valley and Kananaskis. We have MPB west of Barrier Lake in Kananaskis, Bow Valley Provincial Park and spread throughout the Bow Valley from Exshaw to the Banff National Park boundary. Daily emergency services notification of burn activity/locations will commence 24 hours prior to ignition. If you are out in these areas, you may see our MPB signage, surveyors, inspectors and control crews in trucks, quads and snowmobiles. Most notably, when conditions are safe to burn, you will see smoke in the air from control crew work.