UPDATE: 30 acres was completed today with good smoke dispersal away from town. Another 30 acres is on tap for Friday in the Horn Gap Trail area. See description below.
After a hiatus from burning, the Ashland Forest Resiliency Partnership, with Kit Colbenson as the burn boss, plans to light between 30 – 60 acres of burn piles tomorrow starting at 8:00am. The forecasted rains rain should have the benefit of greatly limiting the amount of smoldering material and residual smoke. Work will be in the Horn Gap trail area and the size of the burn will depend on meeting Oregon Department of Forestry smoke management guidelines.
Sections of the Horn Gap Trail #1014 will be impacted tomorrow and potentially 2-3 days after ignition until smoke clears out of the area. Trails are still open in the immediate area.