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Commissions & Committees

The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Forest Lands Commission 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 Commission Documents

2021 Climate Adaptation Research Slides (Full 450 Slides)

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 Commission

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 Commissioner - Position 3 2/7/2012 4/30/2023
Luke Brandy Commissioner -Position 4 11/18/2014 4/30/2023
Chris Chambers Wildfire Division Chief
Leslie Eldridge Parks Commission Liaison 1/1/2021 1/1/2022
Nathan Lewis Commissioner - Position 1 10/18/2016 4/30/2022
Priscila Schuyler-Franco Commissioner - Position 6 8/21/2018 4/30/2024
Stefani Seffinger Council Liaison
John Williams Commissioner - Position 2 6/2/2020 4/30/2022

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
11/9/2021 5:30 PM 7:30 PM Forest Lands Commission Meeting
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