1.1 Protecting Communities from Wildfire
Wildfires are a natural occurrence which have shape Alberta’s landscape. However, communities in the boreal
region are at a higher risk of being impacted by wildfire. A Wildfire Mitigation Strategy was completed for
Peerless Lake and Trout Lake in 2012, which included a Wildfire Threat Assessment. The assessment evaluated
fire behaviour potential in the area based on existing fuel types and historical weather conditions. The results
showed that potential wildfire behaviour is high in areas south and southeast of the communities. The 2012
Mitigation Strategy recommended additional FireSmart treatments for these areas to further reduce the threat
of a wildfire to the community.