Trail Update 7/20/16: All Roads and Trails Open!!!
The last load of logs and machinery are gone and all roads and trails are open. The AFR team REALLY appreciates your patience over the past 7 months while crews and machines worked through snow and heat to create a healthier and safer forest for the community. Progress was significant and this phase is getting closer to complete each year. There will be roughly 400 acres of helicopter work in the fall (we just finished 928) along with 250 acres of “light on the land” non-helicopter logging to finish after fire season. Burning will begin when wet weather sets in.
Enjoy the many updated and new trails across the watershed over the summer.
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.
We sincerely appreciate the understanding and patience of the community while we continue this important work to better protect our water supply and community.
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