455 Siskiyou BLVD
Ashland, OR 97520
Contact: Chris Chambers
Hours: 8AM to 5PM
It's Burn Season! We're looking for opportunities to bring fire back to our fire-adapted ecosystem each day. Please check back for daily updates.
Trails Update - 5/27/2017
UPDATE: No Candies closed from Horn Gap .5 miles north on Saturday for burn mop up.
Trails passing into and from Four Corners are closed for public safety during helicopter tree thinning. See a list of the trail and roads to know where you can explore the watershed. Read the official closure order from the United States Forest Service.
Stay informed about AFR and the watershed by clicking on the NOTIFY ME BY
E-MAIL tab on the left-hand menu and joining our e-mail notification list. Also: www.ashland.or.us/trailinfo or Facebook at www.facebook.com/AFR.Project.
AFR protects large and old trees by thinning out the small
trees and shrubs to reduce density and reduce competition around large
and old trees (often 30-50 inches in diameter, with one measured at
AFR promotes and maximizes retention of "legacy" trees (large, old trees
present prior to fire exclusion-- roughly 1910). Cutting or removal
would "thin from below" to reduce stress to the larger diameter residual
trees--beginning with the smallest diameter trees, including smaller trees
that serve as ladder fuels that would allow a fire to burn into the canopy of the
largest, oldest trees.
There are a limited number of situations where a larger tree (24
inches and above) may be cut for forest health reasons or safety. If you would
like more detail or have further questions about density management,
thinning from below, and protection of legacy trees and "old growth",
please contact Chris Chambers at email@example.com.