Alert: Jackson County has been approved to move ahead in a Phase 2 reopening as of June 5. Click here for more information
Get more updates, cancelations, and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here
 

City News

City of Ashland, Oregon / Ashland Forest Resiliency Project / City News

Ashland Forest Resiliency Project News (View All)

Two Highly Visible Controlled Burns Planned for Wednesday, February 12th: Above Hitt Rd and near Interstate 5 off Neil Creek Road

UPDATE -10:00 a.m.: Smoke is moving toward the upper Tolman Creek area. Toothpick and Eastview trails may have some smoke impact. We will give an update later this afternoon. Burn crews with Lomakatsi Restoration Project and Grayback Forestry, Inc. are getting some important forest projects completed today by introducing good fire!
 
Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th two controlled burns will be managed for community wildfire safety by the Ashland Forest Resiliency.
  1. One of the burns is above Hitt Road area on the west side of town. This controlled burn is near Westwood Street and Strawberry Lane. 
  2. A second burn is located 1/4 mile east of Interstate 5 off Neil Creek Road. The controlled burn is about a mile east of Emigrant Lake and Highway 99.    
Potential Smoke Impact 
Smoke will be visible from many parts of town including Highway 99, and Interstate 5. No roads or trails will be closed, however, some smoke impacts could occur close to the controlled burns in neighborhoods near Strawberry Lane and Westwood Street. To avoid recreating in smoke, use alternate trails on the east side of the watershed up Tolman Creek Road or the Ashland Loop Road. Smoke sensitive people should avoid areas closest to the controlled burns. 
 
WR
Hitt Road, February 12th
 
NC
Neil Creek Road Near Interstate 5, February 12th

Why We Conduct Burns
A recent article in the Ashland Daily Tidings explains more about why we use controlled burns. See 'Fighting Fire with Fire' for details. 

More Information
 
Crews
January 2020, Fire Crews in the Ashland Watershed

Conditions for burning are good with a weather system that will move smoke away from town.  Controlled burns are a critical part of creating a safer, more resilient landscape and community in the face of increasing fire risk due to climate change and overgrown forests. Find out more about why we burn.
AFR

Online City Services

Customer Central Online Payment Center
Connect to
Ashland Fiber Network
Request Conservation
Evaluation
Proposals, Bids
& Notifications
Request Building
Inspection
Building Permit
Applications
Apply for Other
Permits & Licenses
Register for
Recreation Programs

©2020 City of Ashland, OR | Site Handcrafted in Ashland, Oregon by Project A

Quicklinks

Connect

Share

twitter facebook Email Share
back to top