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Successful Burn Season Ends: More Work Planned in Coming Year

After Southern Oregonís devastating 2020 fire season, using proactive controlled burning, or good fire, is even more critical to meet the mounting challenge of increasing wildfire safety and forest health.

The Ashland Forest Resiliency (AFR) project partners accomplished 1,482 acres of pile burning during the wet season and 415 acres of underburning this spring, the most underburning to date! We burned a combination of private, City, and U.S. Forest Service land in strategic locations for an all-lands approach. Each year we target up to 1,000 acres of underburning and hope to increase our total acres burned next year and, clear over 1,000 acres of burn piles that are ready for fall rains.  

The success of this yearís burn season is from over a decade of planning and hard work to restore forest resiliency to where fire can be beneficial, and is possible from your support and tolerance of the brief smoke that comes with burning. THANK YOU ASHLAND for your patience and ongoing support to make our community more fire adapted!
 
Join us tomorrow for a Film Screening and Panel!
On Wednesday, May 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm, a free virtual screening of The West is Burning will be offered to the community, with a panel discussion led by local and regional forest and fire professionals. Register in advance with this link.
 
We hope to see you tomorrow. Learn more about the AFR 15-year stewardship project here.
 
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