AFR Updates

This Winter & Spring in the
Ashland Watershed

Ecological restoration crews will remove crowded trees on 1,200 acres to improve forest health, sustain large old trees, and reduce the risk of damaging wildfire in the Ashland Watershed, source of the City’s drinking water. Helicopter removal, while expensive, is the lowest impact method available to protect fragile soils.

Trail Closures Begin May 9th for Public Safety

Ecological thinning of trees will begin May 9th. A helicopter will start working in the Horn Gap area in mid-May following tree thinning. Work will take place 7 days a week, weather permitting, in order to minimize closures and interruptions. On weekdays, log trucks will drive slowly out of the watershed down Granite Street. Log trucks will then take a right on N. Main St., a left on 2nd St., and then a left onto Lithia Way. The trucks will then travel North on Hwy 99 and take S. Valley View Road to the north I-5 freeway on-ramp.

Trails and Roads Closed May 9th to July 1st

  • Wagner Glade, Potlicker, Horn Gap, No Candies, and Fell On knee.
  • The 2060 road from granite street to the intersection of the Potlicker trail.
  • Hitt Road from the Forest boundary.
  • The 2060-200, 2060-300, and 2060-400 roads.

Thank you for your ongoing patience. We realize that the project impacts the quiet of town and opportunities to get out and enjoy our forests, and we appreciate the community’s ongoing tolerance so that the work can continue. All trails and roads on the east side of the watershed (Tolman Creek Road access) will be open until further notice.

Click here for a map of the area and trails.

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