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Controlled Burn Planned near Neil Creek and Mt. Ashland Freeway Exit on Wednesday, November 18th

On Wednesday, November 18th, Ashland Forest Resiliency has a controlled burn planned two miles northwest of the Mt Ashland freeway exit near Neil Creek.  A 15-person crew will manage the 56 acre controlled burn controlled burn and is the first of several controlled burns that will continue as conditions permit through spring. 

Potential Smoke Impact Low
Northeasterly wind will move smoke away from any roads or trails. No smoke impact is expected due to the wind direction and distance from town. 
You can find the air quality index posted on the homepage for Smokewise Ashland. The Smokewise site has comprehensive information on best practices for reducing smoke exposure and a link to daily announcements for controlled burns. 

To keep you informed on our burning, Ashland Forest Resiliency is using updated smoke communication protocols thanks to your ongoing input. COVID-19 health and safety measures are in place in coordination with Oregon Health Authority. 

To receive non-emergency burning and smoke alerts:
  1. Text WATERSHED in the message line to 888777 for non-emergency notifications
  2. Register for the AFR email list at www.ashlandwatershed.org
  3. Follow AFR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AFR.Project
  4. Find us on Twitter @ashlandforest
Additional Resources: 
  1. Smokewise Ashland has information to help protect you and your family should smoke affect the community. 
  2. Learn where AFR Partners will conduct burns in 2020-2021 on the controlled burn map
  3. Visit fireadaptedashland.org to take actions now for your home and family.
Ashland Forest Resiliency partners include Lomakatsi Restoration Project, The Nature Conservancy, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and The City of Ashland. AFR is a fifteen-year stewardship project designed to reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the watershed and to protect water quality, older forests, wildlife, people, property and quality of life. 


 

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