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Controlled Burning Tomorrow: Bull Gap Recreation Area and Mt. Ashland Ski Road

Friday November 5th, two controlled burns are planned for the east side of the Ashland watershed.
 
  1. Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is managing a controlled burn off USFS 2080 and 2080-200 roads. Bull Gap and Missing Links trails may have smoke. Please see alternative recreation routes here.
  2. Lomakatsi Restoration Project is managing a controlled burn on behalf of the Ashland Forest Resiliency off the Mt. Ashland Ski Road. Smoke is not expected to impact roads, trails or the community due to the location and favorable weather. Check weather and smoke on the watershed camera
 

JOIN US: Next week at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 10th, AFR partners will host a Zoom meeting with the community for an overview of the controlled burn season. Register here to learn where we will be managing controlled burning and more about how prescribed fire improves forest health. 

 


Click here for a video about proactive fire planning to learn how a little smoke from controlled burning is helping make our forests healthier and our community safer in the face of increasingly hot and dry summers.

Our Smokewise Ashland site has all the resources you need to stay healthy when smoke is in the air. Also, learn where AFR Partners will conduct burns in 2021-2022 on the controlled burn map

Please sign up for our burn alerts, particularly for smoke sensitive people who need to take precautions.

To receive non-emergency burning and smoke alerts:

  1. Text WATERSHED in the message line to 888777 for non-emergency notifications

  2. Register for the AFR email 

  3. Follow AFR on Facebook 

  4. Or find us on Twitter

  5. Learn more on our website


 

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