As of November 21, 2023, the Forest Lands Committee is now the Forest Lands Management Advisory Committee. The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Forest Lands Committee are:

  • To develop forest management plans for the City of Ashland's municipal forests
  • To provide direction and oversight to planning teams concerning wildland urban   interface (wildfire lands) and Ashland Creek Watershed.
  • To develop community volunteer programs to assist in implementation of the Ashland Forest Plan and other project plans.
  • To submit recommendations to the City Council regarding forest management practices.
  • To ensure that plans integrate diverse opinions of citizens and private land owners.
  • To promote public knowledge and acceptance of the Ashland Forest Plan programs.

Forest Lands Committee Documents

2021 Climate Adaptation Research Slides (Full 450 Slides)

2021 Climate Adaptation Research Summary

2020 Tree Mortality Survey and Discussion

2016 Ashland Forest Plan and Interactive Map

City Forest Lands Restoration Project Phase II

City Forestlands Restoration Phase III (Winburn Parcel)

City Forestlands 2013 Controlled Underburn Monitoring Report

City Forestlands 2015 Underburn Monitoring Report

2009 Siskiyou Fire Review 

Ashland Forest Plan 1992

Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.

Contact the Forest Lands Committee



Established Meetings Length of Term
1994 Second Tuesday of the Month at Fire Station #2 (1860 Ashland St) 3 year terms


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Frank Betlejewski Memberá-áPositioná3 2/7/2012 4/30/2023
Luke Brandy Memberá-áPositioná4 11/18/2014 4/30/2023
Chris Chambers WildfireáDivisionáChief
Eric Hansen CounciláLiaison
Nathan Lewis Memberá-áPositioná1 10/18/2016 4/30/2022
John Owen Memberá-áPositioná#5 9/7/2021 4/30/2024
Vacant Position No. 1 ParksáCommissionáLiaison 1/1/2021 1/1/2022
Priscila Schuyler-Franco Memberá-áPositioná6 8/21/2018 4/30/2024
John Williams Memberá-áPositioná2 6/2/2020 4/30/2022

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
3/12/2024 5:30 PM 7:30 PM Forest Lands Advisory Committee Meeting
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