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Accomplishments

 
In The Field
Total on-the-ground AFR field work accomplished as of the end of 2014 includes:
Over 150 seasonal jobs sustained


1490 acres of controlled burning total, with 1290 acres of piles burned and 200 acres accomplished via underburn.

3300 acres of brush and small trees cut to reduce fire danger and overcrowding.
 Over 200 people received worker training
        
  
 344 acres of ground based commercial thinning accomplished 


 615 acres of helicopter thinning accomplished to restore healthy and fire resilient forests.
   



 
EDUCATION        
Lomakatsi Restoration Project and City of Ashland led over 40 in-class presentations and field activities to 2,000 students from grades 3 through 12 during the 2011-2015 school years.

Presentations and activities taught Ashland youth the importance of protecting the watershed and how the AFR Project strives to achieve this goal.
 
 
Lomakatsi Restoration Project received grant funding for the second annual Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program. During the 4-week summer program, 20 selected high school students from Ashland and Medford School District gained educational experience in ecosystem restoration through hands-on workforce training and employment designed to inspire exploration and interest in natural resource career paths. To compliment project activities, natural resource specialists from a variety of partner agencies and non-profit organizations were incorporated as daily guest presenters. With instruction and guidance provided by Lomakatsiís professional workforce trainers, these students accomplished:
  • 55 acres of fuels treatment
  • 15 acres of noxious weed management
  • 45 acres of prescribed burn preparation
  • 2 miles of trail work




 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
 
Interpretive signs were installed at four locations in the watershed, after months of coordination by the City of Ashland. Contributors to the project included local contractors, artists, graphics designers, and photographers. Input from partners, local stakeholders and a volunteer committee was also incorporated into the final product.
 

MONITORING
 
94 people assisted the Forest Service in monitoring of the Pacific fisher from 2010 to 2013, contributing roughly 1800 volunteer hours over the last three years. Roughly 10 people assisted with flying squirrel trap monitoring, equivalent to about 80 volunteer hours. See our Monitoring page for more information.
 

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