Controlled Burning: Ashland Ponds and Winburn Ridge
On Friday, March 4th, Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission will manage a pile burn around Ashland ponds near Bear Creek. You may see or smell smoke from this controlled burn so please take precautions.
The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will continue a controlled burn on behalf of the Ashland Forest Resiliency project along Winburn Ridge above Reeder Reservior. Due to the location away from town and trails, we do not expect smoke impacts except possibly along the upper watershed trails. Smoke may be visible from parts of town during the day if clearing allows. Controlled burn crews completed 165 acres of pile burning so far this week to remove excess fuels for improved community wildfire safety and reduced risk for our drinking water supply.
Please sign up for our burn alerts. 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.