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Mt. Ashland Receives Grant for Expansion

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mt. Ashland is getting some help with the cost of some of the improvements required for it’s expansion. The financial boost comes in the form of a $5,000 grant from the National Ski Areas Association’s Sustainable Slopes initiative.

The grant will help fund twenty watershed restoration projects the ski area will implement this summer. Those projects are required under the 2004 U.S. Forest Service Records of Decision approving Mt. Ashland’s improvement plans. Ten of the restoration projects are in the Ashland Creek Watershed, seven in the Neil Creek Watershed, two in the Cottonwood Creek Watershed and one in the Grouse Creek Watershed.

The projects include revegetation and construction of stormwater control measures. The work will be conducted by the Mt. Ashland staff and some volunteers in the ski area’s Youth Summer Services program with oversight from the U.S. Forest Service.