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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 Meeting

June 22, 2017

Regular/Governance/ASB Meeting

July 27, 2017


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.

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 advisory.

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 region is now LOW. Significant rainfall over the weekend has reduced the wildfire hazard.

Exercise caution if you are burning or using off highway vehicles in areas with cured grass. Grass fires can spread quickly under the right conditions.

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

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

New Horizons for Seniors Program

We are pleased to announce the New Horizons for Seniors Program Call for Proposals is now open and will close June 23rd, 2017.

Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to empowering all Canadians, including seniors, to contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country.

The NHSP call for proposals, open until June 23, 2017, is seeking proposals for projects led or inspired by seniors. Organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects that promote positive aging and empower seniors to initiate and participate in activities that benefit the community. Eligible organizations can receive up to $25,000 in project funding.

Projects must address one or more of the following five program objectives:

  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

Visit for more information.

Seniors' Week 2017

Birch HIlls County

Municipal Development Plan Survey Report(PDF Document)

Watino History

Historical Pictures of the Hamlet of Watino(PDF Document)8,908KB

Eaglesham Hall Rental

For Eaglesham Hall bookings or inquiries, please contact Lisa at the County office at 780-694-3793 or email

Burnt River Crossing Closed

The Burnt River Crossing is closed.

March 30, 2017

Community Newsletters

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

Other Newsletters

Check out the Town of Spirit River's May 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