We got an unannounced visit from two Forest Service employees around 7 p.m. a couple of night ago. They said they were “going around to all the neighbors,” passing out information about prescribed burns planned for this fall. Three of the burn areas are along Courtney Road, and a fourth is near Bristol. They are also planning some pile burning at the south end of Allen Oaks Rd., but not until it snows. If you have any health concerns (such as asthma), you can request to be on a special call list for advance notifications by contacting the National Scenic Area office at 541-308-1700.