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Controlled Burns Continue in Ashland Watershed for Friday, January 19th, 2018


Burning will continue tomorrow morning, Friday,pb January 19th, 2018 at three different locations:
  • Five miles up the Ashland Ski Road
  • Upper end of Ashland Land Mine Road  
  • Near the 2060 and 2060-200 Road in the Horn Gap Area.
Roads and trails near the burns may be impacted by heat and smoke during the day, including the Horn Gap Trail.   Smoke will also be visible on the east and west side of the Ashland Watershed and the western edge of town in the Wright's Creek area.  

Check air quality at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/ and see project updates at www.ashlandwatershed.org. 

Our partners Lomakatsi Restoration ProjectCity of Ashland OregonU.S. Forest Service- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and The Nature Conservancy in Oregon make this project possible.

Burn bosses will check weather conditions to ensure burns happen under conditions optimal for smoke to move away from town, though citizens may smell light smoke at times. Controlled burns under safe conditions reduce the risk of severe summer wildfires and prolonged, dense smoke and protect our forests, water supply, economy, and community.

Update for Controlled Burns on 1/18/2018
Today crews with Lomakatsi Restoration Project and U.S. Forest Service- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest accomplished well over 100 acres of controlled burns in the Ashland Watershed.Crews report that there was good conditions for burning today and expect favorable weather conditions tomorrow. Burning during the cool seasons reduces the risk of severe fire and protects our water supply, homes and habitat.

For the latest updates on controlled burns please use the following resources:

Why Do We Burn? See: Good Fire Prevents Bad Fire 
 

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