Forest Restoration Resumes in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Forest restoration work is resuming in the hills above Ashland. On Friday, crews headed out to do prescribed burning after a long hiatus. The Ashland Forest Resiliency project is a ten-year effort to improve the health of the forest and make it more resistant to wildfire. But that work was put on … Continue reading »

Conditions Just Right for A.F.R. Burns

MEDFORD, Ore. — Crews with the United States Forest Service walked from pile to pile lighting them on fire on designated areas of the Ashland Watershed to make progress on the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project while weather conditions were just right. “To burn the piles like we’re doing, we need the weather, we need the … Continue reading »

Students Work on Preserving Watershed

ASHLAND, Ore. — A crew of 20 Rogue Valley high school students helped prepare for future prescribed burns Wednesday afternoon as part of a program that teaches them about the environment while they work in the Ashland water shed. “My main motivation for doing this is restoring the ecosystem and learning to take care of … Continue reading »