On Wednesday, March 2nd, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will manage a controlled burn on behalf of the Ashland Forest Resiliency project in Winburn Ridge area on the east of the Ashland Watershed. Due to the location away from town and trails, we do not expect smoke impacts except possibly along the upper watershed trails and depending on wind direction. Check weather and smoke on the watershed camera. Smoke may be visible from parts of town 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 summer 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. We also have a free class this month: How to Be Smokewise
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.