PHASE 2 of FireSmart work has begun in the Back40, and will continue until the end of February. Please respect all posted safety signage.
For your safety DO NOT enter the work area while work is ongoing.
Workers will not be onsite on Sundays for the duration of the project so residents can safely access to the Back 40 at that time.
The Ghost Waiparous recreation lease area and trail system, known as the Back 40, is provided for the enjoyment of all, through a partnership between the Municipal District of Bighorn (Municipal District), the Summer Village of Waiparous (SVW) and the Ghost-Waiparous Trails Association (GWTA) under an agreement with the Government of Alberta, Environment and Parks. These facilities are maintained by community volunteers following the Back 40 Resource Management Plan.
FireSmart planning has been undertaken by the partners and will be moving forward under the guidance of the Back 40 Firesmart Committee (a GWTA working committee with members from Benchlands, Ghost, SVW and Forestry) as funding opportunities arise with community information and consultation occurring at each operational planning step.
- GWTA Brochure
- 2016 Ghost Waiparous Trails System – Resource Mgmt Plan
- 2018 Back40 FireSmart information Session Video
- Back 40 FireSmart Plan