City workers will be clearing deadfall in Pines area and Barrett Park escarpment starting this month. (File photo by Advocate staff)

City workers will be clearing deadfall in Pines area and Barrett Park escarpment starting this month. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Deadfall to be cleared in Pines area and Barrett Park escarpment in Red Deer

Red Deer city workers to start work mid-November

The City of Red Deer’s Parks Section will be working along forested areas of Pines and Barrett Park Escarpment this fall to selectively clear deadfall.

Work will begin in mid-November with completion expected in mid-December.

Parks staff will be working to selectively clear deadfall, which is fallen plant material that potentially acts as a wildfire hazard, as part of the Wildfire Management Program.

As the work is being completed, any additional material of concern in the immediate area will also be removed to reduce the potential risk of a fire developing to an intensity that would threaten the forest as a whole.

The program is a joint effort between the City of Red Deer’s Emergency Services Department and the Parks Section, and is part of a multi-year program to minimize the risk of fire in Red Deer’s urban forest areas.

The trail segment will be open during the removal program. Residents are asked to watch out for warning signs and stay clear of personnel and equipment working in this area.



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