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Controlled Burning In Watershed November 20th

Controlled burning of brush piles will take place TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 20th on the east side of the Ashland Watershedon upper Tolman Creek Road (2080) as part of the fuels reduction and forest restoration efforts of the AFR Project. Smoke may be visible from parts of town throughout the day.

No roads or trails will be closed, but please be aware of vehicles on the roads and expect smoke if you're in the area of the Eastview Trail. 

Based on feedback from last week's burns and smoke, we've adjusted our approach to burn when there's more moisture predicted before and after the burn and less likelihood of stable air that traps smoke in the valley. Rain is in the forecast both tonight and tomorrow night. Progress has been exceptional so far this year and tomorrow's burn will continue to chip away at this year's backlog of acres. A smoke monitor is now in place in downtown and we're waiting for the web link to activate, but numbers are being collected and we'll be using the numbers to track air quality. Again, there may be smoke in town, and we're adjusting and monitoring as we go with your feedback. 

Information regarding burning is recorded on the City of Ashland Smoke and Wildfire Hotline at 541-552-2490 and on the AFR Facebook page at

Thanks for your patience. --AFR Team

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