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Fixing Up A Forest For The Long Term


Smoke rose from the hills above Ashland recently, and nobody got alarmed. 

Periodic controlled burns are among the features of the ongoing Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project (AFR).  The idea is to manage the forest so that big UNcontrolled fires will not break out and threaten Ashland's water supply. 

We get an update on the project, and find out what remains before it's called complete.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.