Saturday, April 27th: Ashland Forest Resiliency Controlled Burn off Lithia Loop Road
UPDATE 4/28/2019: On Sunday, please avoid the Mystical Trail. Fire crews are still cleaning up the trail and removing hazards.
Ashland Forest Resiliency partners expect good weather and have a controlled burn planned off the Lithia Loop Road, USFS 2060 Road on Saturday, April 27th. The burn is located on the Westside of the watershed off upper Lithia Loop Road, USFS 2060 Road. No roads and trails will be closed. Smoke will impact the 2060 Road on the Granite side of the watershed and the Mystic, Fell on Knee and No Candies Trails. Try to avoid upper Hitt Road and USFS 2060-300. The Siskiyou Challenge event will be using Lower Red Queen, Bandersnatch, Gryphon, Snark, Waterline, Alice in Wonderland, Red Queen, Jabberwocky, Caterpillar, and Lizard. Alternative trails to explore in the area can be found through hiking project.
Mild fires managed by professional fire teams are an important process for cycling nutrients and helps reduce the ground fuels, small shrubs and young trees. Controlled burns also reduce our community fire risk. This spring, when we have controlled burns, you can now see them on the new Ashland Forest Resiliency watershed camera and webpage.
Some of our prescribed burns will be near town or along your favorite hiking trail. The best way to receive notifications is direct to your cellphone. Please sign-up by texting WATERSHED (message line) to 888777 (recipient).