Thanks to a favorable wind forecast, crews will burn brush piles in the Ashland Watershed today, March 10th
, as part of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project
. Though no trails or roads will be closed at this time, smoke may impact trails near 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 will likely be visible from parts of town.
Controlled burns reduce the amount of vegetation that could fuel a summer wildfire, creating an opportunity to 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.