On Tuesday, December 7th, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will manage a controlled burn of burn piles on behalf of the Ashland Forest Resiliency project in the Horn Gap area of the western Ashland Watershed. Due to the location away from town and trails, we do expect smoke impacts except along the main 2060 road, though this area is not well used at this time of year. Check weather and smoke on the watershed camera. Smoke may be visible during the day if clearing allows.
Burning of brush piles lowers fire danger and is an important step in restoring forest resiliency and preventing severe summmer wildfires. Our Smokewise Ashland site has all the resources you need to stay healthy when smoke is in the air.
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:
Text WATERSHED in the message line to 888777 for non-emergency notifications, or register for the AFR email list.