The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will be managing an Ashland Forest Resiliency controlled burn in the Four Corners area of the watershed on Friday, May 19, 2023. The burn is located directly above the Four Corners parking area.
Smoke will impact Bull Gap and Upper and Lower Missing Links trails, as well as areas around the Four Corners Trailhead, so it's best to avoid Four Corners tomorrow due to smoke and traffic.
AFR is pleased to have additional fire crews from Rogue Basin Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (RB TREX) participants. Rogue Basin TREX helps local people gain experience and knowledge of prescribed burning in a safe and instructive environment while helping get more good fire on the ground ahead of summer wildfires.
Smoke Impact: Bull Gap, Upper and Lower Missing Links Trails and areas around the Four Corners Trailhead will have drifting smoke. It's best to avoid those areas on Friday.
If you smell smoke, take action and close windows and doors and use a HEPA air purifier if needed. Vulnerable residents may need to wear N95 respirators during periods of denser smoke. Smokewise Ashland has resources to stay healthy when smoke is in the air. Thank you for your patience and tolerance of this critical work!
Burn Location: Areas directly affected by controlled burning or smoke include the east side of the watershed (Forest Road 2080 and 2060 near Four Corners). Trails to avoid include Bull Gap, Upper and Lower Missing Links.
Duration of Burn Operations: Crews will begin in the morning on Friday, May 19th and continue into the afternoon until finished.
A fire crew member closely observing a controlled burn this week.
Putting Fire to Work for Our Community
Planned fires are managed by trained and specialized teams. Each burn has goals to minimize smoke impacts while reducing fire hazards and promoting forest health. Learn more about proactive fire planning here.
We can have a safer and healthier future for our community by supporting this critical work. See www.ashlandwatershed.org for controlled burn information and project updates, and www.rogueforestpartners.org, for more information about forests around Ashland and all of Southern Oregon.
Stay Informed During Controlled Burn Season
Register for the AFR Project email list
Text WATERSHED in the message line to 888777 to get text notifications about burns
Visit www.ashlandwatershed.org to learn more about good fire
See SmokewiseAshland.org and take action to reduce smoke exposure