Wildfire mitigation work is underway in the County of Grande Prairie and some residents will notice dead and dying trees being cleared by crews on public lands.
This work is being done in the Taylor Estates, Pine Valley and Wedgewood areas.
They do the work to help lower the chance of future wildfires.
“The wildfire reduction work in this area is a priority for us,” said Arlen Miller, Director of Community Services for the County. “This location along Bear Creek has a very high property risk as the creek would act as a wick bringing wildfire straight up into rural subdivisions in the County.”
Next year the County intends to do the same work north of Evergreen Park, south of Bear Ridge Estates and south of Maple Grove.
Funding comes from a $162,000 FireSmart grant, with the County contributing $30,000.
Questions or concerns can be addressed by calling 780-532-9727.