Environment Minister Diana McQueen says the FireSmart plan will create firebreaks on forested Crown land near the community west of Calgary.
Some Bragg Creek and area residents had concerns the firebreaks would interupt hiking trails in the area.
McQueen says the goverment will allow some buffers of trees to separate hiking trails from the areas to be cut.
But she says the government has an obligation to manage the costs taxpayers would face to fight an extreme wildfire in the area.
The May 2011 Slave Lake fires caused an estimated $750 million in damage and another $289 million in government costs.
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