News and Updates

Special Areas has some items for bid on Alberta Online Auction. Items will be available for auction beginning November 13,  with different online closing dates for some of the items. Viewing will be by appointment only on November 19. To make an appointment, contact the Youngstown...

Effective November 9, 2020 the Fire Advisory in the Special Areas is lifted. Controlled Burn Notifications are required for any type of burning, except campfires and incinerator fires. Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and random camping areas. To complete a Controlled Burn Notice, please contact your...

Fire Controls in the Special Areas The Special Areas Board is responsible for fighting and controlling fires as identified in two acts: the Fire and Prairie Protection Act and the Municipal Government Act. Fire fighting in the Special Areas is made possible through fourteen volunteer fire...

Since 1923, the Governor General has proclaimed the week of October 9th as Fire Prevention Week. This week gives us a chance to proactively reduce our risks and lessen the impact of wildfires in our communities. This year we are focusing on the FireSmart program, and...

Use Respect. Ask First. This hunting season, always contact landowners and leaseholders BEFORE entering private or public lands. Landowner and leaseholder information is available in the 2020 Special Areas Map Book, or through your local District Office. Special Area No. 2 - Hanna - (403) 854-5625 Special Area...

The fall edition of the Special Areas Board Ag newsletter is now available here. This edition dives into tips and information for producers, including: - Mental health supports & harvest time - Weed controls & noxious weed information - Trees & shrubs  - preparing for winter & fall planting -...

With fall upon us, Special Areas Parks have moved into reduced operations. Many campgrounds remain available for camping until October 15; however, services may be impacted due to weather and staffing restrictions. Please be prepared to pay in cash as access to debit/credit machines is limited...