The City of Ashland is donating wood cut during a fuel reduction project on city-owned land to the Jackson County Fuel Committee, which helps the needy with heating their homes. The wood comes from the Winburn property, and will be hauled down the Horn Gap trail to the Fuel Committees’ wood lot on the corner of South Valley View and Eagle Mill Road.
Ashland Forest Division Chief Chris Chambers says it makes sense that the wood that belongs to Ashland would go to benefit residents in the community. “We can realize the benefits of a healthier watershed while also knowing that our neighbors don’t have to choose between heat and food next winter” Chambers said.
74 acres were thinned by Columbia Helicopters on City forestland in conjunction with work done on the adjacent U.S. Forest Service Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project (AFR). Firewood from the AFR project is now available for public gathering on upper Tolman Creek Road with a $20 permit from the federal forest service station on Washington Street .Households are limited to one cord each. More wood will be available when the project is finished.