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Controlled Burn at High Elevation Above Reeder Reservoir

On Thursday, December 9th, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is managing a high elevation controlled burn above Reeder Reservoir (source of Ashland's drinking water) off the Ashland Loop Road between West Fork and Weasel Creek. Yesterday, Ashland Forest Resiliency(AFR) completed 144 acres of controlled burning to remove fuel piles on forest lands above town. With good burn conditions at high elevations, AFR is making steady progress this week for improved forest health and community wildfire safety. 

SMOKE IMPACT: LOW

  • Smoke not expected to impact town and will be visible from several parts of the community including Interstate 5.
  • Avoid recreating near the burn location
 

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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