Controlled Burns Above Ashland Tuesday and Wednesday
A combination of private and Ashland Forest Resiliency Project (AFR) controlled burns will take place Tuesday and Wednesday along the Ashland Loop Road above Morton and Terrace Streets. The burns are joint projects of the Ashland Prescribed Fire Training Exchange, or TREX, and the AFR project.
Over the next several days, residents will likely see and smell smoke, particularly in the evening hours. Wind forecasts are favorable during the daytime hours, and with wet weather in the forecast this is an opportune time to execute the private and AFR burns. Those sensitive to smoke should close windows and use air conditioners to reduce their exposure. Though a hardship, the short duration of smoke from burning is slight compared to the exposure during summer wildfires, with the added benefit of protecting our local community and precious landscape from severe summer wildfires.
The 2060/Ashland Loop Road at Morton St will be closed Tuesday through Thursday. Bike riders please use caution when in the White Rabbit parking area due to traffic. The White Rabbit Trail is closed at the junction of the Queen of Hearts Trail in Siskiyou Mountain Park.