Parks Canada Agency Prescribed Burns- Southesk, Talbot Lake

There are two prescribed burns planned by the Jasper National Park Fire Team potentially starting in Spring 2022. Southesk Unit (925 hectares) is located in the upper portion of the Southesk River valley near Southesk Lake. Talbot Lake Unit (3600 hectares) is located in the eastern portion of Jasper National Park south of Highway 16.
These prescribed burns fall outside of the scope of a Best Management Practice or a Preapproved Routine Impact Assessment, though the Parks Canada National Best Management Practices for Fire Management Operations will be part of the mitigations to further minimize adverse effects.

Latest update

September 13, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Jasper National Park
Box 10
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0
Telephone: 780-852-6141

  • Location

    • Jasper National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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