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Learn About Mild Fire with Ashland Forest Resiliency Partners
The Ashland Forest Resiliency is introducing low-intensity controlled burns to maintain the Ashland watershed and safely reduce the buildup of forest fuels. The partnership is finishing year nine of effective use of fire and want to share more about how this process is planned with a detailed look at pile burning and prescribed fire burn preparation.

Registration: Please register for the hike

When: Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   

Where: We will meet at the Lithia Park Band Shell at 9:00 a.m.return at 12:00p.m.

Details: Please arrive early to find parking. Transportation will be provided. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring a water bottle, snack and layer clothing.


Join in the fun and sand the wood pieces that children will play with in fort-making, building and creating at the new North Mountain Park Nature Play Area!
During the Bear Creek Salmon Festival on October 5th, you can help us prepare the wood pieces for the new Nature Play Area at North Mountain Park. Volunteer some of your time by sanding off the rough edges on wood pieces so our little ones do not get splinters! Wood pieces for the project were gathered from the Ashland Watershed by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Snacks and supplies will be provided by the Ashland Forest Resiliency.

No RSVP required to drop-in volunteer. To volunteer as an event host where you would greet volunteers and give instructions please email:

Date: October 5th

Time:11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Ave, Ashland, OR 97520


ERA OF MEGAFIRESHow do you want your fire?  How do you want your smoke? On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 Dr. Paul Hessburg presented his research on fire prone landscapes at the SOU Science Auditorium.  Several community members came to the presentation to learn more about how we can address the threat of wildfires in and around Ashland.  If you missed the presentation, check out Dr. Hessburg's TedTalk.

The Event was sponsored by:     Ashland Chamber of Commerce, City of Ashland, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, SOU Environmental Science and Policy Program, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, Fire Learning Network, The Nature Conservancy, Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative and Ashland Forest Resiliency Project 




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