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Forest partners want you to take a hike

Ashland Forest Resiliency partners will lead a hike on the Red Queen Trail in Ashland from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 26.

The free hikes are intended to educate the public “about how forest restoration is conceived and implemented for the diverse habitats in Ashland’s watershed,” according to the AFR website.

The hike will traverse multiple forest restoration sites on U.S. Forest Service and city of Ashland lands, including several years of prescribed burn projects near the city.

Participants will meet at Terrace Street, near the Lower Red Queen Trail.

Preregistration is required at www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=17405.

The Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project aims to reduce the risk of severe wildfire to Ashland by implementing preventative measures such as controlled burning.

The partnership is a collaboration between the U.S. Forest Service, the city of Ashland, The Nature Conservancy and the Lomakatsi Restoration Project.

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