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Controlled Burn Planned in Upper Watershed Near Horn Gap Trail

UPDATE: Fire crews are moving today's controlled burn operations across the watershed to the 2060-200 Road near Horn Gap Trail. The new location is highlighted on the map in red.

On Thursday, December 1, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will manage a controlled burn to consume burn piles on behalf of the Ashland Forest Resiliency project. 

Predicted Smoke Impacts: Lowest Priority Level 1
Location of Controlled Burn Horn Gap area in upper USFS 2060-200 Road (west side of the watershed)
Date of Controlled Burn Thursday, December 1st
Potential Smoke Impacts
The 2060-200 road near Horn Gap Trail along the burn area may have some drifting smoke and smoke may be visible from town, but not impacting the community or trails.
What to do if smoke is in the air Our Smokewise Ashland site has all the resources you need to stay healthy
More information See project updates on the AFR webpage.
Where is the Burn?
See the burn location in the online map, or highlighted in red below.


Why Burn?
Burning accumulated fuel is an important step to restore forest resilience and prevent severe summer wildfires in our municipal watershed and community. Our primary objective when using prescribed fire is the safety and well-being of our community and fire crews. Learn more about how proactive fire planning is used to prioritize our work and guide summer fire response.

Stay in Touch.
  1. Text WATERSHED in the message line to 888777 for non-emergency text notifications about AFR burns
  2. Register for the AFR email list
  3. Follow AFR on Facebook
  4. Find us on Twitter
  5. Learn more on our website

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