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In The Field
Total on-the-ground AFR field work accomplished as of the end of 2017 includes:
Over 150 seasonal jobs 

1290 acres of pile burning and 200 acres under-burned for total of 1490 acres.

Fuel Management: 7600 acres thinned  
 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.

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 2011-2017 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 provides an Ashland Watershed Youth Training and Employment Program each summer. During the 4-week summer program, 20 selected high school students from Ashland and Medford School District gain 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 learn to:
  • Implement Fuels Treatment
  • Perform Noxious Weed Management
  • Prepare Land for Prescribe Burns
  • Complete Trail Work


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.

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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