Ashland Forest Resilience Fixing Up A Forest For The Long Term By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Feb 27, 2014 Nicholas_T/Flickr Listen Listening... / Marty Main and Kerry Metlen update the progress of the Ashland Forest Resiliency Stewardship Project. 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). When Letting The Forest Burn Is The Best Option By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Oct 15, 2013 PNW #2 IMTeam Listen Listening... / 17:03 Kerry Metlen talks about fires and how they help forests. Fire helped create the forests of our region, but we've spent more than a century working very hard to stop fires from either starting or spreading. That has changed in recent years, but it's not an overnight process.