Trail Update 6/30/16: Helicopter tree thinning on the west side of the Ashland watershed will finish on Friday, July 1st. However, log loading and log truck traffic will continue through July, necessitating a weekday closure of the west side 2060 Road and trails at the top of Granite Street. The schedule for the month of July will be separated by weekdays and weekends starting on July 2nd. The weekend schedule will apply on the 4th of July holiday. Click here for a map.
Weekday Closures (Monday through Friday)
Open Weekends and 4th of July (Saturday and Sunday)
- Forest Service Roads 2060, 2060-400, and 2060-200 will be closed to all users for log hauling.
- The 2060 Road is closed south of the Potlicker and Horn Gap Trails. Potlicker, No Candies and Horn Gap trails are also closed.
- All roads and trails are open, EXCEPT for the No Candies trail. No Candies has log decks and slash across the trail in multiple areas and will be cleaned up by the end of July.
The Ashland Forest Resiliency Partnership continues collaborative work to restore the health and resiliency of Ashland’s forests. Treatments are designed to help large, old trees survive fire, insects, disease, and to protect key habitats, water quality and our community by reducing the risk of severe wildfire. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, City of Ashland, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, and The Nature Conservancy wish to thank the community for their understanding and patience while this important work continues in the Ashland watershed.
Also: www.ashland.or.us/trailinfo or Facebook at www.facebook.com/AFR.Project.
This is what it's all about, big trees left with room to grow and low fire danger!
The goal of the 10-year AFR Project is to reduce severe wildfire risk to protect water quality, older forests, wildlife, people, property and quality of life. The project is jointly managed by the U.S. Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, City of Ashland, and The Nature Conservancy. Lomakatsi Restoration is managing the current helicopter operations.The helicopter will be using the top of Granite Street as a base for fueling and maintenance.
Roughly 1,200 acres of environmentally-sensitive thinning is planned this winter and spring throughout the Ashland Watershed, the majority of which will be accomplished by helicopter to avoid impacts to sensitive soils.
We sincerely appreciate the understanding and patience of the community while we continue this important work to better protect our water supply and community. During operations, residents can expect to hear noise from the helicopter and log trucks, as well as experience increased traffic on Tolman Creek Road, Granite Street and downtown through this winter and spring.
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Ashland Forest Resiliency Project Closure Update
Helicopter tree thinning on the west side of the Ashland watershed will finish on Friday, July 1st. However, log loading and log truck traffic will continue through July, necessitating a weekday closure of the west side 2060 Road and trails at the top of Granite Street. The schedule for the mo... Read more...
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