Thanks to the recent rain and favorable wind forecast, crews will burn brush piles in the Ashland Watershed beginning Wednesday, February 19th and as conditions allow through this week as part of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project
. Though no trails or roads will be closed at this time, smoke may impact some trails depending on the snowfall tonight. More snow will push crews closer to the City and less snow will keep them above Four Corners and Horn Gap. Signs will be posted in the immediate burn areas, so turn back when you see the signs if you are sensitive to smoke. Recreationalists should be cautious of workers along trails and vehicles on forest roads. Smoke may be visible from town at times Wednesday and the remainder of the week if conditions allow.
Controlled burns reduce the amount of vegetation that could fuel a summer wildfire, creating an opportunity to suppress a developing fire and reduce the impact on our municipal watershed and community. For more information, please see our website www.ashlandwatershed.org
and click on “Trail Information” or visit www.ashland.or.us/trailinfo
. Burn information is also posted on the City’s Smoke and Wildfire Hotline at (541) 552-2490 or at 1700 AM.