The Syncline Ridge wildfire of 2003 gave most people a new awareness about how vulnerable our town is to the threat of a catastrophic wildfire.
Since 2004, Parks Canada, the Municipality of Jasper and its residents
have been working together on ecologically based solutions that restore
habitat for wildlife and reduce the fuels that would feed a wildfire in
and around our urbanized areas. Jasper is a model for other threatened
communities in Alberta and across Canada.