Wildfire season in Alberta will start March 1st in 2016. The early start means that people who live in the green zone will need fire permits starting March 1st. As this article from the Calgary Herald indicates, this is the 5th year in a row that the wildfire season has been started in March instead of April. In this CBC News report, experts suggest that this year's fire season could be quite busy.
More information on fire permits can be found here.