The City of Red Deer will remove fallen plant material that potentially acts as a wildfire hazard at Heritage Ranch.
Parks staff will be working to selectively clear deadfall beginning Tuesday, with the work expected to be complete in mid-December.
As branches are being cleared, any additional material of concern will be removed as well.
This multi-year program minimizes the risk of fire in Red Deer’s urban forest areas and reduces the potential of a fire developing to an intensity that it would threaten the forest as a whole, a city press release said.
The trail will be open during branch removal. But people are asked to adhere to warning signs and to stay clear of personnel and equipment working in the area.