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Helicopter Thinning Begins Near Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Helicopters are returning to the Ashland Watershed this week to reduce fire danger.

Ashland Fire officials say the next phase of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project has begun and helicopters will be carrying downed tress out of steep areas in the watershed.

The helicopter work starts at the Four Corners Trail head and moves closer to the White Rabbit Trail area. Trail closures are already in place for the Upper Alice In Wonderland Trail, White Rabbit, and Caterpillar, just to name a few.

The work continues through the week and into next weekend.