Regulations in effect March 1st to October 31, 2017
Ponoka County is responsible for the administration of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act within the County including the Summer Village of Parkland Beach and the Town of Rimbey.
During the Fire Season (now starting March 1st), any person lighting a fire for any purpose, other than for burning household garbage or campfires in approved containers/methods, must have a valid fire permit. Fire permits may be obtained free of charge by:
While burning may be the simplest way to clean up a site, you may be breaking the law. Keep in mind that under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, burning certain materials is illegal. Burnable debris includes: brush/fallen trees, straw, stubble, grass, weeds, leaves, tree prunings and wood/wood products NOT containing preservatives. Prohibited debris include: animal manure, plastic (including baler twine), rubber (including tires), containers that held pesticides/chemicals, and wood/wood products containing wood preservatives. For more information check out Prohibited Debris: Before You Burn . . . Learn!!
The Farmers’ Advocate Office has created a publication called Negotiating Renewable Energy Leases. You can review this document by clicking this link:
Covering 721,396 acres in central Alberta, Ponoka County embodies the essence of rural Alberta with strong agricultural roots, a commitment to fiscal responsibility and an independent spirit. Today, the County serves 9,806 residents, providing strong leadership and guiding the municipality through some difficult challenges.