News and Updates

Our offices will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 7. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 8with regular office hours. Please stay safe this long weekend by maintaining physical distancing recommendations, including staying 6 ft apart, washing your hands regularly, and following public health...

NOTICE Effective Thursday, August 20th the Special Areas Board is imposing a fire restriction to extend throughout all Special Areas. The restriction is imposed on all outdoor fires but does not include gas or propane barbeques, or fires contained in campfire facilities in designated camping areas unless...

Our offices will be closed for Heritage Day on Monday, August 3. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, August 4 with regular office hours. Please stay safe this long weekend by maintaining physical distancing recommendations, including staying 6 ft apart, washing your hands regularly, and following public...

Effective July 28, 2020 the Special Areas Board has issued a Fire Advisory for Special Areas No. 2, 3 & 4. To complete a controlled burn, please contact your local district office during business hours to complete a controlled burn notification form. Safe campfires are allowed in...

The updated Environmental Review Form is now available for use or applications for new surface dispositions located on public lands in the Special Areas. For more information on this update, you can view the updated fact sheet. The Environmental Review Program, in place since 2010, was...

Special Areas is excited to welcome staff from Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) to Blood Indian Reservoir this month. The team from AEP, led by Craig Copeland – Fish Culture Manager, will be completing fieldwork at Blood Indian and will be completing a netting and...

The 2020 summer edition of the Special Areas Board Ag newsletter is now available here. This edition dives into tips and information for producers, including: - Designing pasture pipelines - AFSC deadline information - Managing saline land - Noxious weed information and controls - Healthy roots, healthy trees - Dutch elm disease...

Fees for camping at all Special Areas municipal parks will be increasing on July 1, 2020. Rates have not changed since 2018, when unserviced site fees increased from $12.50 to $15.00 per unit per night. Rates for serviced sites at various parks have not increased...

Our offices will be closed for Canada Day on Wednesday, July 1. Offices will reopen on Thursday, July 2 with regular office hours. Please be safe this Canada Day by maintaining physical distancing recommendations, including staying 6 ft apart, washing your hands regularly, and following public...