Controlled Burn CANCELED, March 16th: South of Siskiyou Mountain Park
UPDATE: Unfortunately, we ended up not having favorable conditions for a controlled burn today. We have canceled the pile burn planned for a private property south of Siskiyou Mountain Park.
On Monday, March 16th a controlled burn is planned on private land south of Siskiyou Mountain Park near several recreation trails. Ashland Forest Resiliency Project partner Lomakatsi Restoration Project will manage the controlled burn for increased community wildfire safety. The controlled burn is located on the southern border of Siskiyou Mountain Park and is expected to have some smoke impact on trails in the area.
Smoke could be an issue for Caterpillar, Lewis Loops, Alice in Wonderland, White Rabbit, Mike Uhtoff, Jabberwocky, Red Queen, Toothpick and Lizard Trails. We encourage those who are smoke sensitive to use recreation trails further from the burn location. Signs will be posted.
Potential Smoke Impact
Smoke could be visible from parts of Ashland
Smoke will likely pass into surrounding trails and could enter neighborhoods down from Siskiyou Mountain Park, so please take precautions recommended on SmokewiseAshland.org to reduce your exposure to smoke.
Smoke sensitive people should avoid areas closest to the controlled burn.
If you smell smoke, stay indoors and keep windows closed.
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.
If you live close to a burn location, keep windows closed and if you smell smoke, follow health recommendations on Smokewise Ashland.
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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.