Pile burning planned for Aspen Hollow Preserve

Jan 11, 2021
The Land Trust plans to conduct pile burning at Aspen Hollow Preserve in January. The burning will complete the Land Trust’s first phase of fuels reduction and habitat restoration work at the Preserve. Learn more.


The Land Trust plans to conduct pile burning at Aspen Hollow Preserve the week of January 11th. The burning will complete the Land Trust’s first phase of fuels reduction and habitat restoration work and will be conducted by GFP Enterprises. The Preserve will remain closed to visitors during the burning.

The burn piles consist primarily of small diameter juniper and pine that was thinned in the fall of 2019. Our forest restoration goal is to thin small juniper and some of the pine to mimic historic conditions and improve the health of the remaining pine and aspen. It will also benefit the native grasses and wildflowers, provide improved habitat for wildlife, and help reduce wildfire danger for our nearby neighbors.

The pile burning is weather dependent and will be completed in consultation with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and in compliance with ODF’s smoke management plan. The contractor will postpone burning if weather conditions are unfavorable.

This map shows the location of pile burning at Aspen Hollow Preserve. Map: Deb Quinlan.
This map shows the location of pile burning at Aspen Hollow Preserve. Map: Deb Quinlan.


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