UPDATE 12/1/19: Crews from the Forest Service, Lomakatsi Restoration, Grayback Forestry, and JD Forestry got through 90 acres on Wednesday, with about 90 more to go on Thursday. The locations will be the same.
The Ashland Forest Resiliency (AFR) will have two controlled burns
aimed at protecting our community from wildfire take place on Wednesday, November 30th. An 82 acre burn is scheduled on the west side of the watershed near the 2060-200 road junction. Smoke may be visible around north Horn Gap Road. Another ignition is scheduled for 8:30 AM off Windemar Drive near Interstate 5 and South Siskiyou BLVD. All roads and trails remain open. You can now check hourly air quality for Ashland at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx
Thanks to the U.S. Forest Service- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest,
a new interactive AFR Controlled Burn Map is now up and running so you can see where burning is taking place each day in relation to town, roads, and trails. Find the new map at www.ashlandwatershed.org.
Controlled burns are used to reduce the risk of wildfire and dense, prolonged smoke during summer months and to protect and restore our forests, water supply, economy, and community.
For additional information call the smoke and wildfire hotline at (541) 552-2490 or get the radio alerts on 1700 AM.