Controlled Burning Begins in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — With cool weather, you can expect to see plumes of smoke in the air this week due to controlled burning. Controlled burning starts Tuesday as part of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project. The city of Ashland says brush piles in the Ashland Watershed will be burned on Tuesday. No trails will … Continue reading »

Forestry Equipment Vandalized in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — Over the weekend, officials with the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project say some of their forestry equipment was vandalized and has caused them delays in their progress. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that when crews returned to work on Monday, a log loader had graffiti on it and a liquid had … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »