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2011 Map of Birch Hills County
Download Map (10.41 MB) (PDF Document)

Strategic Plan
(PDF Document)

Meeting Schedule

Regular/Governance/ASB Meeting

July 27, 2017

Regular & Governance Meeting

August 24, 2017


Jim Alexy
Manager of
Infrastructure Maintenance

Dion Hynes
Director of Public Works

Michael Coy
Manager of
Infrastructure Projects

Eaglesham Hall Rental

For bookings or inquiries, please contact

Lisa at the County office.



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.

Burning in the County

You must call the County office before you do any burning in the County. Birch Hills County's fire chief has issued a FIRE RESTRICTION. No burn permits will be given out at this time. Only burning in fire pits and BBQ's are allowed.

Fire Season

From March 1 to October 31 all burning activities in the Alberta’s Forest Protection Area, excluding campfires, will require a fire permit. Fire permits are free and can be obtained by contacting your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry office. Phone toll-free 310-0000 to locate your nearest office.

The wildfire hazard for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is MODERATE.

Widespread precipitation during the week dropped the wildfire hazard for the Grande Prairie Forest Area, however sun and increasingly warm temperatures are forecast for the weekend which will once again raise the wildfire hazard. These conditions can quickly dry grass, woody debris and other wildfire fuels. Please exercise caution when recreating or working in forested areas.

Call 310-FIRE if you see smoke in a forested area.

Visit to see a detailed map of fire advisories throughout the province.

Wildfire Update - June 23, 2017, 11:00 AM

Dunvegan Bridge Down to One Lane

The Highway 2 Peace River bridge at Dunvegan has been reduced to single-lane traffic for bridge maintenance.

During the course of regular maintenance this spring, it was discovered that additional work to rehabilitate the Dunvegan crossing of the Peace River is required this year. The bridge was reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic on May 15 to allow for rehabilitation work to take place.

The work to rehabilitate some of the steel components on the bridge is expected to take roughly one month, weather permitting. The speed limit on the bridge will be reduced to 50 km/h and traffic signals will be put in place. Please follow all signs and speed limits while this work is underway.

Click here to go to their website and see any updates.

May 16, 2017

Dishes Available to County Not For Profit Organizations

Birch Hills County has surplus dishes that are available for distribution, free of charge, to registered not for profit organizations located and operating in Birch Hills County. The dishes will be equitably dispersed to qualifying organizations based on the responses received.

If your organization would be interested in obtaining some of the surplus dishes, please contact Hermann Minderlein, Birch Hills County Chief Administrative Officer by email at no later than noon, on June 30th, 2017.

Community Newsletters

Read the June newsletter for Eaglesham (PDF Document) and for Wanham(PDF Document)

Other Newsletters

Check out the Town of Spirit River's June Community Connect (PDF Document)

View MMSA's winter newsletter(PDF Document)

Tenders & Items for Sale

View all Tenders & Items for Sale

Paying Bills Online

Pay your bills with telephone or online banking.

  • ATB
  • Scotia Bank
  • Credit Union
  • TD Canada Trust
  • CIBC
  • BMO