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Welcome to Smokewise Ashland!
Smokewise Ashland is a local collaborative working group in southwest Oregon dedicated to protecting public health and creating economic resiliency in the face of increasing summer wildfire smoke and the overwhelming need to reduce community wildfire risk through proactive, safely conducted controlled burning. 

Why Smokewise Ashland? 
Watch is video to learn about the collaboration that has made Smokewise Ashland possible

How Does Smokewise Work? 
Smokewise shares web, video, and written literature on how to improve indoor air quality, properly wear a respirator, and avoid smoke exposure. Smokewise provides educational presentations and workshops to citizens, businesses, and institutions regarding best practices for retrofitting buildings and planning for businesses ahead of extended smoke events. 

What projects is Smokewise Ashland working on?
In 2019, Smokewise rolled out an updated website with new videos and graphics. Smokewise hosted a Regional Business Resiliency workshop on February 20th, 2019. Community leaders, businesses and organizations in Jackson and Josephine Counties worked to develop collective messaging and brainstorm new innovative ideas to support quality of life and economic vitality during smoke events. We're working to support local businesses through adaptation of their facilities and providing smoke communication talking points.  

Who is Smokewise Ashland? 
Smokewise Ashland is a collaboration formed in 2016 which includes members from Ashland Fire & Rescue, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Asante Ashland Community Hospital, Jackson County Health and Human Services,  the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and City of Ashland Wildfire Safety Commission. Southern Oregon University has embraced Smokewise and opened clean air shelters in the summer of 2018. The collaborative meets monthly and reports back to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.   

How is the Community and Smokewise Planning for Smoke?
Partners organizing with Smokewise Ashland, the City of Ashland and Jackson County recently adopted a Community Response Plan(CRP) for coordination of efforts to address smoke from controlled burning and summer wildfires. 
The material contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The information on this website is NOT intended to diagnose, treat or substitute for professional medical advice. Those with medical conditions or sensitivities to smoke should seek the advice of a licensed medical provider. If individuals need more information, they should consult a medical professional.

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