Several Controlled Burns Planned on Thursday, January 9th
On Thursday, January 9th several controlled burns are planned for community wildfire safety.
A controlled burn near Marty's Trail could have some smoke impact on trails one mile south of White Rabbit Trailhead. Please avoid the area around White Rabbit until later in the afternoon due to hazard tree removal at White Rabbit Trailhead and the controlled burn near USFS 2060 (Ashland Loop Road) and Marty's Trail.
Near Morning Light Drive, crews will manage a burn that will have smoke impacts off Upper Tolman Creek Road above the Green Meadows neighborhood.
West of Ashland, another burn to consume piles will be managed by fire crews well above Hitt Road.
South of Ashland above Windemar Drive, a controlled burn is planned near Clayton Creek.
A controlled burn will continue near the No Candies Trail and Panther Peak. This burn is high in the Ashland watershed and smoke is not expected to impact trails or roads.
Smoke could be visible from different parts of the community including Interstate 5 south of Ashland and west of Ashland off Highway 99. No roads or trails will be impacted. If you live close to a burn location, keep windows closed and if you smell smoke, follow health recommendations on Smokewise Ashland.
Text based notifications: text the word "WATERSHED" in the message line to 888777 as the recipient. You will get an auto confirmation text.
Conditions for burning are good with a weather system that will move smoke away from town. Controlled burns are a critical part of creating a safer, more resilient landscape and community in the face of increasing fire risk due to climate change and overgrown forests. Find out more about why we burn.