The 15,699 acre Ashland Creek Watershed begins on the slopes of Mt. Ashland and Wagner Butte and drains into Reeder Reservoir, the source of the City's municipal water supply. Ashland Creek continues below Reeder Reservoir through picturesque Lithia Park and the Plaza, eventually flowing into Bear Creek. The majority of the watershed is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the City of Ashland under a Memorandum of Understanding for water production, fire safety and wildlife habitat values. The City also directly manages nearly 700+ acres of City land in the watershed.
To find out more about this precious resource:
Ashland Forest Resiliency Project
City of Ashland Forest Lands Commission