Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project
2012 – Media
Managing to make it work: Ashland watershed cooperative thinning project producing results, July 26, 2012, by Sam Wheeler, Medford Mail Tribune.
Local fire crews burn on more than 100 acres 2/23/12, Jenica Villamor/KTVL.com, a story and video concerning fire hazard reduction by Lomakatsi crews in Ashland’s watershed for the Ashland Resiliency Project.
2011 – Media
2010 – Media
Restoration Initiation, watershed thinning begins, 5-25-10 (pdf) Lomakatsi crews began work Monday on 7,600-acre project to reduce combustibles. by Vickie Aldous, Ashland Daily Tidings, ADT website link
City joins watershed partnership — Thinning project should reduce wildfire threat, by Vickie Aldous, Ashland Daily Tidings, January 20, 2010
Accomplishments in 2010: LRP is working in an innovative partnership with The Nature Conservancy, the City of Ashland, and the US Forest Service. Since last spring, 100 acres of work has been done, reducing fire hazards and improving habitat in this Late Successional Reserve (LSR) established to protect the northern spotted owl and other old-growth dependent species. LRP and partners have been busy in the field designing and planning future projects on several hundred acres, which will take place this coming year. Over 3,000 acres are planned to be completed over the next several years.
Federal Land Stewardship Contracting For more info on the program that makes the Ashland Forest Resiliency Project possible, click here