Pile burning completed at Aspen Hollow Preserve

Jan 15, 2021
The Land Trust has completed pile burning at Aspen Hollow Preserve. The burning finishes the Land Trust’s first phase of fuels reduction and habitat restoration work at the Preserve. Learn more.

**1/15/21 Update: Pile burning has been completed at Aspen Hollow Preserve. Piles are still smoldering slightly and will be monitored by crews until fully extinguished.**

Learn more about our initial pile burning plans:

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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