Photo: Jay Mather.

Pile Burning at Land Trust Preserves This Winter

Feb 06, 2024 by Jana Hemphill
The Land Trust is pile burning at Aspen Hollow Preserve and Priday Ranch this month.

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The Land Trust is planning to pile burn next week at Priday Ranch near Madras. In addition, pile burning at Aspen Hollow Preserve is wrapping up this weekend. Pile burning is the next step in our ongoing forest restoration efforts to help reduce wildfire danger at our Preserves and for our neighbors, while also helping mimic historic forest conditions and improving habitat for wildlife. The burn piles consist primarily of small diameter juniper and pine that we thinned this past spring and summer.

Aspen Hollow Preserve and Priday Ranch will remain closed to visitors during the burning.

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.


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