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deerman

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A good fire.
« on: May 18, 2013, 08:25:52 AM »

SRD has been planning and conducting (when conditions are right) prescribed burns in the east slopes.  The motive is a combination of pine beetle deterrent, wildlife enhancement, and to sum up, creating a "forest mosaic" which should prevent Large scale forest fires that can run on for long distances.

Here is a burn they did recently in the Clearwater drainage.



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Re: A good fire.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 11:20:45 AM »
Where in the Clearwater did this take place?

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Re: A good fire.
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 01:47:09 PM »

Upper Clearwater Prescribed Fire
Ignition operations on the Upper Clearwater prescribed fire have been suspended due to recent rainfall and will re-commence with more favourable weather. Currently the total area burned is estimated at 150 hectares .


All the info I got in an e-mail.

I reckon there is more detail and perhaps a map on the "Clearwater Area" web site.

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Re: A good fire.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 10:26:33 AM »
Is that not a picture of the Blackstone gap prescribed burn? Looks the same as the video I watched and is classed in the Clearwater prescribed burn List?
As of May 10 on the ESRD site no land has be burned on the actual Clearwater river drainage. The only info I can find is of the Gap burn.
Could you post some updated info on these burns Duffy such as when it was lit etc.?

The actual upper Clearwater fire will encompass the side of Forty Mile, and the area across the river from Forty Mile in the pie shaped area between the River and Forbiden Creek.
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Re: A good fire.
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013, 01:12:32 PM »

There is sometimes some confusion with the term "Clearwater Area".  In SRD different "regions" or divisions for management purposes are names ________ Area. 

The management area surrounding Rocky, from Nordegg to Drayton Valley to Sundre is all called the "Clearwater Area".

So if you see burn plans for the Clearwater Area they may be no where near the clearwater river valley or drainage.

I must be on an e-mail list from the Forest protection branch in the rocky office and I get up dates from them. 

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Re: A good fire.
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 01:40:37 PM »
The part you confused guys with is the use of the "Here is a burn they did recently in the Clearwater drainage". Many know that the actual Clearwater area encompasses a large region but you referred to the actual clearwater river valley in your post.
And I do believe the Blackstone Gap fire was not recently. I could be totally wrong but they showed info on it in march at the WSA seminars showing pics and such as you posted at that time as well.

I believe as per the Wildfire info facebook page they planned to ignite that fire on May 21st 2012.  So it would be nice to see if there is info as to more of that prescribed being done since the March presentation I took part in.
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