Controlled Burn Planned on Thursday, January 16th Near Corp Camp, No Road or Trail Impact
Burn piles are currently snowed out at the moment, but crews from the U.S. Forest Service- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest are taking an ATV up to burn a few of the large piles left over from ecological thinning done by helicopter in 2017. The controlled burn is well above Four Corners at the old Corp Camp. Around the Eastview Trail area, you may smell some light smoke. With heavy snow at all elevations, it's best to stay down lower and not risk getting stuck. Fire crews will light piles after 10 a.m. No roads or trails will be impacted.
Why We Conduct Burns
A recent article in the Ashland Daily Tidings explains more about why we used controlled burns. See 'Fighting Fire with Fire' for details.
If you live close to a burn location, keep windows closed and if you smell smoke, follow health recommendations on Smokewise Ashland.
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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.