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Sunday, March 17th: A Controlled Burn to Briefly Close the West-side 2060 Road

Ashland Forest Resiliency Project crews will briefly close the west side 2060 Road above the Wonder Trail and at the 2060-300 junction (upper Hitt Road) starting at 9AM on Sunday morning, March 17th extending into the afternoon. Thanks to warm weather, this is a rare March opportunity to reintroduce mild fire and reduce wildfire fuels on 10 acres located about 1.5 miles past the yellow gate above the swimming reservoir on Granite St. Smoke will be visible from Interstate 5 and several parts of the community. With the small size of the burn, it's unlikely for neighboring areas in town to smell smoke. If you are sensitive to smoke, please avoid the western 2060 road on Sunday. The east side of the watershed should have better air quality.  

Unit 7C off the 2060 Road - Closure on Sunday at 9AM

​​Thank you for your patience as we complete controlled burns to increase fire safety in and around our community.  

The Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project (AFR) is a collaborative forest restoration project that reduces the risk of severe wildfire across public and private land in and around the Ashland Watershed by thinning overcrowded forests and conducting controlled burns.

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