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Two Controlled Burns Tuesday: Hald-Strawberry Park and Lithia Park Hillside

On Tuesday, March 7, Ashland Parks and Recreation will manage two controlled burns for community wildfire safety. One will be in Hald-Strawberry Park and another along the Lithia Park hillside east of Ashland Creek and just below Glenview Drive. 
Two Locations for Controlled Burn Operations on City Forest Land
  1. Crews will burn piles on city forest lands on Lithia hillside east of Ashland Creek. The location is in town and close to trails near upper Lithia Park.
  2. Dead tree cutting and pile burning are planned for Hald-Strawberry Park  
Expected duration of the controlled burning and maintenance work
  1. Burn operations for Lithia hillside will begin at 9:00 am and run until approximately noon.
  2. Hald-Strawberry operations will begin at 8:30 am and continue until 4:30 pm.  
Location of areas that could be impacted by smoke and tree cutting
  1. Lithia Hillside Trails east of Ashland Creek, South Pioneer St, Glenview Drive, Fork St, and Ridge Road could be smoky. Please avoid the area if smoke sensitive. Residents in the area should close windows and run HEPA air purifiers as needed.
  2. Hald-Strawberry Park will have periodic smoke and tree falling work could briefly close trails throughout the day. Please avoid the area and use alternative trails if possible. Nearby residents should close windows and run HEPA air purifiers as needed. 
See Smokewise Ashland for recommended health actions Smokewise Ashland site resources you need to stay healthy when smoke is in the air.
Sign up for non-emergency controlled burn notifications For assistance in signing up for notifications, contact (541) 552-2218 or email
Smoke impact duration Through the afternoon and evening smoke could impact areas east of Lithia Park and surrounding Hald-Strawberry Park.  
Stay in Touch.
  1. Text WATERSHED in the message line to 888777 for non-emergency text notifications about controlled burns in our area.
  2. Register for the AFR project email list.
  3. Follow City of Ashland and Ashland Parks and Recreation on Facebook.

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