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Ashland area controlled burns planned Tuesday, webinar planned Wednesday

Hikers and bikers will again want to steer clear of the Bull Gap recreation area today while crews conduct another day of controlled burns on the Ashland watershed.

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will manage controlled burns between U.S. Forest Service roads 2080 and 2080-20 for another round of controlled burning slated to begin Tuesday, Nov. 9, according to a City of Ashland Nixle alert.

Fire officials expect the smoke to impact areas nearby that include Lower Bull Gap and Missing Links trails.

Controlled burns were previously conducted in the area Nov. 2 and 3, according to an earlier news report.

Ashland Forest Resiliency will hold a webinar discussing how fire officials use prescribed burning to reduce summer wildfires at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at https://zoom.us/j/95318528787.

For more info, see smokewiseashland.org or follow the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project at facebook.com/AFR.Project.