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2011 Map of Birch Hills County
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Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Council/Governance Meeting

January 29, 2015

Council Meeting

February 12, 2015


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

Birch Hills County

Birch Hills County is located in the Central Peace Region, bordered by the Peace River to the north and the Smoky River to the east. Located within the County are the hamlets of Eaglesham, Peoria, Tangent, Wanham and Watino. Oil and Gas provide the largest sector of employment in the county.


For the 2015 Calendar year Council has allocated $150,000.00 to the Birch Hills County Recreation Board.  The Birch Hills County Recreation Board is now accepting applications for recreational funding from groups and organizations within the County.  Click the highlighted form policies and guidelines and application or information can be picked up at the Birch Hills County Office in Wanham during office hours. 

To qualify for Birch Hills County Recreation Board Funding your Organization must reside in Birch Hills County.

Completed applications with the required documentation must be returned to the Birch Hills County Office by:  Tuesday February 17, 2015.

To view the unapproved minutes from the April 30, 2014 Recreation Board Meeting, click here.


On Highway 49, two miles South of the Shaftesbury Ferry, a landslide occurred over the summer. Alberta Transportation has erected warning signs and there are also reduced speed signs in place. The slide area is barricaded and a detour in place. Please use extreme caution when travelling through this area.

Community Newsletter

Read the newsletters for Eaglesham(PDF Document) and Wanham (PDF Document)

Tenders & Items for Sale

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