Trails that were closed for controlled burning are now open!!! There is more burning planned when the weather dries out.
The City of Ashland will ignite a controlled underburn for community safety and forest resiliency on Wednesday, along with a smaller burn high in the watershed on the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project. After 9:00AM several hiking and biking trails will close including: Jabberwocky, Alice in Wonderland, Waterline, Lamb Mine, Caterpillar, Lizard, and BTI trails. The No Candies Trail will be open with a detour onto an adjacent road. The 2060 Ashland Loop Road will be closed just above Morton Street.
Red Queen trail is open north of Bandersnatch, closer to city along with the Bandersnatch trail. Alternative trails to explore include Hitt Road trail and trails in Siskiyou Mountain Park (Oredson-Todd and the lower White Rabbit Pedestrian Loop). For citizen safety, the closure will remain in effect until Saturday morning, May 6th. Check for updates on our website at ashlandwatershed.org or receive text alerts by sending WATERSHED to 31279.
By using mild fires outside the summer wildfire season, we can safely sustain Ashland's forests to protect our community, drinking water and our quality of life. Thank you for all the support and tolerance of our work!