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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 put on a FIRE RESTRICTION. Burning is allowed if the pile has been hand piled ex. branches. No large fuel loads at this time.

July 18, 2017

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 now MODERATE.

Due to precipitation received over the weekend the wildfire hazard has decreased in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. Winds out of the west are bringing smoke from the wildfires burning in British Columbia to the Grande Prairie area and could continue to do so over the next several days. You can find the latest smoke forecasts here.

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

Visit to see a detailed map of fire advisories, restrictions and bans throughout the province.

Wildfire Update - July 9, 2017, 4:00 PM

Municipal Election 2017

Alberta’s Municipal Election Day is Monday, October 16, 2017.

Nomination Day is Monday, September 18, 2017.  Nomination papers must be submitted between 10:00 am & 12:00 pm at the BHC administration office.

Elected officials receive:

  • base honorarium (annual salary), one-third of which is currently non-taxable
  • per diems for council & committee meetings attended
  • optional health benefits
  • reimbursement for approved travel, meals & accommodations

To download a copy of the Candidate Information Package please click here.

For more information contact Returning Officer Shelley Braun at or call 780-694-3793.

Polling Station Clerks Required

Birch Hills County is looking for Polling Station clerks for the 2017 Municipal Election. Clerks are required for the Advance vote on October 2 (date pending Council approval) and Election Day on October 16, 2017. For more information, please contact Shelley Braun by email at or call 780-694-3793.

Dunvegan Boat Launch

Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award

Community Newsletters

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

Other Newsletters

Check out the Town of Spirit River's July 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