The Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board owns and manages timber land within the Pony Creek Watershed. After a unit is logged there is leftover wood residue and slash. It is a recommended practice to use burning to dispose of this material to abate fire hazards. The Water Board is planning on burning Tuesday, October 24, 2017. As a result, smoke in and around the watershed may be observed. Any questions can be directed to the Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board at (541) 267-3128 ext. 232.