Controlled Underburn Scheduled Tomorrow

ASHLAND, Ore. – Expect to see a column of smoke tomorrow above the city of Ashland. A controlled “underburn” is scheduled for the White Rabbit Trailhead area for Friday. This is the first underburn that the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project (AFR) is doing. Underburning differs from the commonly seen pile burning where single brush … Continue reading »

Controlled Burn May Cause Smoke

NEAR WHITE CITY, Ore.– Grayback Forestry is planning a 143-acre controlled burn on Oregon Department of Transportation’s vernal pool mitigation and conservation site northwest of Medford. The burn is expected to be carried out over the next few days in order to restore the native habitat for plants and wildlife. Some smoke may be seen … 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 »