On Wednesday, March 2nd, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will manage a controlled burn on behalf of the Ashland Forest Resiliency project in Winburn Ridge area on the east of the Ashland Watershed.
Due to the location away from town and trails, officials do not expect smoke impacts except possibly along the upper watershed trails and depending on wind direction.
Check weather and smoke on the watershed camera. Smoke may be visible from parts of the valley during the day if clearing allows.
Authorities say that burning of brush piles lowers fire danger and is an important step in restoring forest resiliency and preventing severe summer wildfires.
Courtesy of City of Ashland