Wildfire Prevention Services


Unfortunately, wildfires have become more prevalent in Alberta. It has become a case for many Alberta communities that they have to live with and manage wildfires. Wildfire prevention is a partnership between government services, industries and homeowners. 

Klassen Blade Contracting is capable of providing FireSmart and wildfire prevention services. Through programs like FireSmart, we can reduce the likelihood of large uncontrollable wildfires in Alberta forests. 

Fire prevention is a strategic process. Removing all the vegetation to prevent wildfires is not necessary or possible. Instead, fire breaks and access lanes are created by clearing specific trees to combat any potential fires. Forest thinning is the process of removing dead trees, overgrown bushes, and understory to eliminate any possible fuel for fires while leaving healthy keeper trees. 

We have completed over 1000 hectares of FireSmart clearing.

Forest Thinning

Over time forests can become quite dense with trees, brush, and tangled dead plants. This vegetation can cause many issues. If you plan on developing the land, it can make the area almost impenetrable for your team. This overgrowth can also create the perfect environment for intrusive species of plants, insects and animals.

By thinning a forest, you can reduce the stress on the plant life caused by competition and pests. This process can improve habitat conditions for wildlife. You are also able to reduce potential fire hazards. 

Klassen Blade Contracting's machinery is specially designed to clear away densely forested areas. Our machines mulch the plants instead of using pile and burn methods that could harm the environment; this also means there is no cleanup for you afterward.