| Abstract:||NW Alberta lands sales have led to significant burning projects. Land owners require burning permits during “Fire Season” (March 1st – October 31st). This type of large scale burning (windrows) is often differed to after the established fire season. Windrow burning outside fire season poses less fire escape risk, but has other public safety concerns e.g. smoke which can lead to health issues and increased traffic accidents. Local forestry and municipal authorities have engaged in discussions aimed at identifying potential burning options.