Fire management

Banff National Park

Wildfires are a natural part of life in the Rocky Mountains. Every year wildfires occur and Parks Canada responds to manage these fires within the mountain national parks.

Fire is a catalyst for new life and new habitat; however, it can threaten communities and livelihoods. We work to balance the ecological role of fire with the risks it poses. Through our fire management program, we are reducing the risk of wildfire to residents and visitors while restoring the health and biodiversity in our forests and meadows.

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