Monday, May 2, 2016

Sierra Pacific Industries to log adjacent to Forbestown, CA.


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THP 2-16-011 BUT (Forbestown THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 143 acres; 76% shelterwood, 17% meadow restoration, 4% no-harvest, 3% clearcut, 1% selection logging.  Costa Creek, Ponderosa Reservoir,  Daken Flat (MD: T19N R6E Sec.10, 12).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, meadow restoration, CA spotted owl, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/28/16. VIEW

The THP area is about 15 miles east of Oroville, CA and adjacent to the town of Forbestown, CA.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly shelterwood (overstory removal) tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 2,720 to 3,240 feet.  SPI is planning to use heavy equipment on 24 acres inside seasonal wet meadow areas to remove encroaching conifers in section 12.  There was a 1982 sighting of a goshawk .7 mi north of the THP area.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log redwood trees up to 60” dbh near the Avenue of the Giants.


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THP 1-16-029 HUM (Zin THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 214 acres; 80% clearcut, 18% selection,  1% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging.  Cameron Creek, Thompson Creek (HUM: T2S R3E Sec.2, 11, 13, 24).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, unstable areas, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, 3 sensitive plant species, trees up to 60" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/20/16. VIEW

This THP is a few miles east of Myers Flat and highway 101, and east of the famed Avenue of the Giants where majestic redwood trees tower to over 200 feet high.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir (trees up to 48"  dbh) and redwood (trees up to 60” dbh) forests at an elevation of 200 to 1,440 feet.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation and temperature.  There are unstable areas adjacent to units 2X, 2Y, and 13N.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and to construct fire lines on slopes up to 65% grade within cable units.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, ditch cleaning, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  Heart leaved twayblade was found in section 7, 8 and 11, Oregon fawn lily was found in sections 12 and 13, and Howell's montia was found in sections 7 and 18.  There are six spotted owl nesting territories within .7 mi of the THP area.

Timber Products Company to clearcut log near the CA/OR border.


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THP 2-16-008 SIS (Eagle THP) Timber Products Company, 465 acres; 69% clearcut, 25% commercial thin, 6% meadow restoration logging.  Middle Shovel Creek, Upper Shovel Creek, Deer Creek, Lower Shovel Creek, Bear Canyon, Negro Creek (MD: T47N R3W Sec.16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, herbicides, wet meadows, impaired 303.d watershed, spotted owl, goshawk, osprey, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 05/14/16. VIEW

This THP is about 11 miles NW of MacDoel, CA and 23 miles NE of Yreka, CA at an elevation of 5,400 to 6,000 feet.  Timber Products Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in nice high elevation stands of white fir, red fir, Douglas fir, sugar pine, incense cedar and ponderosa pine forests.  There are 27 acres of meadow, aspen and wet meadow restoration proposed where heavy equipment will be used within watercourse areas to remove encroaching conifers in unit 2A.  Goshawk territories are located within sections 21 and 23 (near units 15 and 26), and an osprey territory is located 1.8 mies NE of the THP area.  A spotted owl nesting territory is located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Sierra Pacific Industries to log SE of Quincy, CA.


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THP 2-16-007 PLU (Ranch THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 652 acres; 53% sanitation salvage, 35% clearcut, 9% commercial thin, 3% selection, misc roadside logging.  Estnay Creek (MD: T23N R11E Sec.5, 6; T24N R11E Sec.29, 31, 32).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 56 road drainage work sites, herbicides, CA spotted owl, goshawk, Quincy lupine, trees up to 30" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/12/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Quincy, CA and a mile east of Highway 89 at an elevation of 4,000 to 4,500 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, sugar pine and ponderosa pine forests.  There are some existing road segments within a watercourse in sections 5, 6, 29, 30, 31 and 32.  Fifty-six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.   A northern goshawk was reported in section 29, and Quincy lupine was reported in sections 5, 6, 29, 31 and 32.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log north of the town of Klamath, CA and the Klamath River.


PANORAMIC Photo By blacksilverfan12
THP 1-16-027 DEL (KM 850 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 145 acres; 78% clearcut, 11% selection, 9% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging.  Lower West Fork Hunter Creek, Lower Turwar Creek, Upper Turwar Creek, Hoppow Creek (HUM: T13N R2E Sec.6; T14N R1E Sec.36; T14N R2E Sec.19, 30, 31).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 9 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, marbled murrelet, sharp shinned hawk, southern torrent salamander, tailed frog, Indian pipe, trees over 32" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/03/16. VIEW

This THP is 3.25 miles NE of Klamath, CA and about 3.25 miles east of Highway 101 at an elevation of 640 to 2,000 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests. The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, dissolved oxygen and micronutrients.  There are landslide terrain sites in units A, C, F and G; including a large active debris slide along the southern portion of unit F, and multiple road failure sites including cut slope failures above and below the T-150 road system in unit C, and cut slope and fill failures along a road in unit G.  Nine road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement, sink hole repair, bank stabilization and restoration of washed out crossings.  There are 3 osprey nests within .25 mi of the mainline T10 haul road, and 2 marbled murrelet stands within 300 feet and .25 miles of the T10 haul road, and within .25 miles of unit B.  Sharp shinned hawk nest sites are located 1.34 miles east of unit C, and 2.13 miles west of unit A.  Southern torrent salamanders and tailed frogs have been reported within the Turwar Creek and Hoppaw Creek watersheds.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .5 mi of unit B.  Indian pipe was located in unit C.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to log near Klamath, CA and the Klamath River.


PANORAMIC Photo By Damon Tighe
THP 1-16-023 DEL (D-10 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 256.5 acres; 57% commercial thin, 18% clearcut, 14% no-harvest, 7% sanitation salvage, 4% selection, 1% special logging.  McGarvey Creek (HUM: T13N R1E Sec.15, 16, 21, 22).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 20 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, redwood national park, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 04/25/16. VIEW

This THP is 1.5 miles south of the town of Klamath, CA and Highway 101 near Redwood National Park at an elevation of 37 to 900 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen (unit B is adjacent to the Klamath River).  There are 20 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including 7 sites in unit B, 10 sites in unit C, 2 sites in unit E, and 1 site in unit F.  Most of the landslide terrain sites are related to failures along roads and skid trails, and within steep watercourse areas.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use heavy equipment on an unstable area along the D-120 road to fix a failing watercourse crossing.  20 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement, sinkhole, cut bank/fill failures and restoration of washed out crossings. There are 5 marbled murrelet stands close to the THP area including 1 stand within .25 mi of unit B, 1 stand within .25 mi of units F and G, and within .25 mi of unit A on Redwood National Park property.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 mi of units A, B, C, and within .5 mi of units D and E.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SE of Trinidad, CA.


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THP 1-16-022 HUM (CR 2150 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 30.9 acres; 80% clearcut, 16% selection, 4% no-harvest logging.  Bulwinkle Creek (HUM: T7N R1E Sec.11, 12).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/21/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Trinidad, CA and about 4 miles east of Highway 101.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, shovel and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, grand fir and western hemlock forest.  The THP area drains into the Little River which is listed as an impaired watershed. Three osprey nests are located within .25 mi of the mainline road CR2100, and there is a peregrine falcon site 1 mile SE of unit B.  Southern torrent salamanders and tailed frogs were reported near unit B.  Spotted owl nesting territories are within .25 mi of unit A, and within .5 mi of unit B.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 40” DBH within a few miles of Eureka, CA.


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THP 1-16-021 HUM (Back to School THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 192.3 acres; 87% group selection, 8% selection, 5% no-harvest, misc roadside logging.  Cloney Gulch (HUM: T5N R1E Sec.27, 28, 33, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 15 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 40" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/21/16. VIEW

This THP is 3 miles east of Eureka, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 50 to 600 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area drains into Freshwater Creek which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and siltation.  There are 7 landslide terrain sites including debris slides and debris torrents mostly related to embankment failures.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging on slopes between 50% and 65% grade in unit #1, and use ground based equipment on slopes between 50% and 65% grade with a moderate erosion hazard.  15 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log east of Dorrington, CA.


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THP 4-16-002 TUO (North Griswold THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 305 acres; 70% clearcut, 27% fuelbreak, 3% selection, 1% roadside logging. Upper Beaver Creek, Upper Griswold Creek (MD: T5N R16E Sec.12, 13, 16, 24; T5N R17E Sec.4, 5, 7, 8, 16, 17, 18).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 35 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, oversized units, 6 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, goshawk, Sierra Nevada yellow legged frog, trees up to 150 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/03/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles east of Highway 4 and Dorrington, CA and about 3 miles NE of Calaveras Big Trees State Park at an elevation of 5,600 to 6,400 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in Ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, red fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests.  The THP area drains into the North Fork of the Stanislaus River.  SPI wants to use ground based equipment on existing roads for skidding operations inside class II (mid sized) watercourses within units 4784 and FB1, and use class III (intermittent) watercourse crossings during the winter period.  35 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings.  There was a 2009 goshawk nest reported in section 33, and Sierra Nevada yellow legged frogs were reported at crossings for haul roads 5N02 and 5N13, and at a waterhole near road 5N13.  CA spotted owl territories were reported in sections 9, 11, 13, 17, 21 and 33.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to log on steep and unstable slopes near the Klamath River.


PANORAMIO Photo By Hagemeister
THP 1-16-019 DEL (SA 1200/500 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 146.1 acres; 93% commercial thin, 7% no-harvest logging.  Tarup Creek (HUM: T12N R2E Sec.6; T13N R2E Sec.31, 32).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, landslide terrain, steep slopes up to 60%, road failure sites, 6 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, bald eagle, trees up to 40" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/05/16. VIEW

This THP is about 3 miles SE of the towns of Klamath and Klamath Glen where the Klamath River meets the Pacific Ocean near Highway 101.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as impaired for dissolved oxygen, temperature and nutrients.  There are multiple road failure sites including 2 small cut bank failures on the SA-500 road south of unit B, cut bank and fill slope failures on the northern portion of the SA-500 road in unit B, cut bank and fill slope failures on the SA-500 41R road segment, and 3 road points with cut slope and fill failures.  Green Diamond Resource Company is proposing to re-construct several road segments across unstable areas with cut bank and fill failures.  Six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement, and restoration of sinkhole/washed out crossings.  There are 2 bald eagle territories 1.9 mi NW and 1.3 mi NE of the THP area, and there is a historic great blue heron rockery 1.9 miles NW of the THP area.  Haul road SA-10 (S Line Road) comes within 830 feet of potential marbled murrelet habitat.

Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes near Navarro, CA.


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THP 1-16-013 MEN (Shingle/McCarvey THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 1187 acres; 52% transition, 34% variable retention, 8% no-harvest, 5% selection logging.  Middle S. Branch Navarro River, Upper S. Branch Navarro River (MD: T15N R14W Sec.8, 9, 15, 16, 17).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 10 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 38" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/18/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles east of Navarro, CA and about 11.3 miles west of Ukiah, CA at an elevation of 560 to 1,680 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area drains into the Navarro River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use tractors inside areas designated for cable logging to swing yard, for use in areas of poor deflection and for tail holds.  They also want to re-construct a road inside an unstable area (debris slide), use 2 existing roads that cross debris slides, and use 4 existing landings and an existing seasonal road within watercourse areas of McCarvey Creek. 10 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There is 1 spotted owl territory within .7 miles of the THP area.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log inside large tree marbled murrelet stands SE of Eureka, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By RedwoodTransect
THP 1-16-012 HUM (Last Supper THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 380.3 acres; 78% group selection, 14% selection, 8% no-harvest logging.  Upper N. Fork Elk River (HUM: T3N R1E Sec.1; T3N R2E Sec.5, 6, 7, 8; T4N R2E Sec.31, 32).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 14 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, logging inside large tree marbled murrelet stands, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/18/16. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Eureka, CA and about 8.9 miles NE of Carlotta, CA at an elevation of 620 to 1,560 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, grand fir and Douglas fir forests.  There are 35 landslide terrain sites within the THP area including multiple debris slides, disrupted ground, micro gullys, inner gorges, cut bank failures and block slides.  The THP area flows into the Elk River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and siltation.  Logging is proposed inside large tree marbled murrelet stands within units 1, 2 and 3 containing stands 346C, 347C, 348C, 349C, 356C, 403D, 440D, 650E, 652E, 653E, 659E, 661E, 662E, and 674E.  Humboldt Redwood Company wants to use ground based equipment inside areas designated for cable logging to yard, swing yard, bunch logs, construct fire breaks and tail holds.  They also want to use an existing landing inside a watercourse within unit 3.  Fourteen road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of sink holes and washed out crossings.  There are 6 spotted owl territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to log on steep and unstable slopes near Trinidad, CA.


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THP 1-15-134 HUM (Danielle Creek Thin) Green Diamond Resource Company, 457 acres; 77% commercial thin, 15% no-harvest, 6% clearcut, 1% selection, 1% roadside logging. Lower South Fork, Bulwinkle Creek (HUM: T7N R1E Sec.2, 3; T8N R1E Sec.25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, 36; T8N R2E Sec.30, 31).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 9 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher sightings in units D, E, H and J, osprey nest within 160 feet of unit C, western pond turtle within 1.6 mi, trees up to 26" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/30/16. VIEW

This THP is about 4 miles east of Trinidad, CA and a dozen miles north of Arcata, CA at an elevation of 200 to 1,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and Sitka spruce forests.  There are unstable areas in the northern portions of units C and J, and seven road failure sites including fill failures along the CR2300, CR2310 and CR2613 roads.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings including sink holes, diverted channels and fill failures.  An osprey nest is located within 160 feet of unit C, and within .25 mi of the CR1300 Road.  A western pond turtle was observed 1.6 mi SW of unit D, and fisher sightings were reported between the years 2001 to 2010 in units D, E, H and J. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIO Photo By Californio
THP 1-15-132 HUM (Johnson 16 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 155 acres; 46% clearcut, 30% commercial thin, 18% selection, 6% no-harvest logging. Mettah Creek (HUM: T10N R2E Sec.2, 3, 10; T11N R2E Sec.34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 85%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 18 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, redwood national park, coho watershed, 4 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher sighting in unit F (1999), Del Norte salamander sighting in unit C (1994), scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/30/16. VIEW

This THP is 7 miles east of Orick, CA and Highway 101 near Redwood National Park (unit A is adjacent) at an elevation of 1,240 and 2,100 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a clearcut and commercial thinning tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood, western hemlock and western red cedar forests. The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  There are shallow rapid landslides associated with watercourses in units B, C and D. 18 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings including sink holes, diverted channels and fill failures.  More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Eureka, CA.


PANORAMIC Photo By yooperjb
THP 1-15-130 HUM (Two Cabins THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 151 acres; 80% clearcut, 20% selection, misc roadside logging.  Graham Creek, Goodman Prairie Creek, Wilson Creek (HUM: T4N R3E Sec.25, 26, 35, 36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, golden eagle sightings within .5 mi, western pond turtle within 1.68 mi, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 01/30/16. VIEW

This THP is about 18 miles SE of Eureka, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 3,800 to 4,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, white fir and incense cedar forests.  The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature and turbidity.  There are 3 unstable areas within units C and D, and road construction is proposed on a short segment of temporary road inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse in unit B.  A golden eagle nest is located 2.47 mi south of the THP area, and a western pond turtle was reported 1.68 mi west of unit A.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 mi of unit D. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to log on steep and unstable slopes near Rio Dell and Scotia.


PANORAMIC Photo By Winst1966
THP 1-15-129 HUM (Boyscout 16 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 344.3 acres; 62% commercial thin, 19% no-harvest, 15% clearcut, 3% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Wolverton Gulch (HUM: T2N R1E Sec.27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, impaired 303.d watershed, 56 road drainage work sites, herbicides, oversized units, coho watershed, 9 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, osprey nest within .21 miles, bald eagle nest within 2.18 mi, northern red legged frog sightings, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/30/16. VIEW

This THP is located between the Eel and Van Duzen Rivers just north of Rio Dell/Scotia and Highway 101 at an elevation of 80 to 1,500 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area drains into the Van Duzen River which is listed as an impaired watershed for temperature and sediment.  There are 7 landslide terrain sites including 2 shallow rapid landslides near class II (mid sized) and class III (intermittent) watercourses, a headwall swale in unit A; 2 shallow rapid landslides and a deep seated landslide near class II watercourses in unit B; and a complex landslide including a debris slide near a class II watercourse in unit C.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging in unit A, and re-const 3 segments of existing road inside a class I (year round) watercourse.  Multiple sections of steep road are proposed including 800 feet of road exceeding 15% grade in unit B, 150 feet of road exceeding 20% grade is proposed in unit B, and 3 segments of road is proposed exceeding 15% for over 200 feet but less than 500 feet in length.  56 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings including fill failures and sinkholes.  There is an osprey nest .21 miles SW of unit B, and spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 mi of unit C, and .5 mi of unit B. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near the Highway 299 coast range summit.


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THP 1-15-128 HUM (King's Canyon #2 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 439 acres; 45% clearcut, 33% commercial thin, 13% selection, 8% no-harvest logging. Lower South Fork, Canyon Creek (HUM: T7N R2E Sec.10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34). Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, steep slopes up to 65%, 6 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 10 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/30/16. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles NE of Arcata, CA and a few miles NW of the Highway 299 coast range summit at an elevation of 1,500 to 2,000 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is panning a clearcut and commercial thinning feller buncher, cable and shovel logging operation in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to re-construct a short segment of existing road across an unstable area, and use ground based equipment on the K&K 600 road inside unit K along a class I watercourse to sort, deck and load logs.  Six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings.  Over 6,500 feet of new seasonal road, and 6,500 feet of new temporary road is proposed.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 mi of units C, I, J, L, and within .5 mi of units B and K. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Fruit Growers Supply Company to log near Grass Lake in Siskiyou County.


PANORAMIC Photo By Jeff Hart
THP 2-15-092 SIS (Bear Bones THP) Fruit Growers Supply Company, 690 acres; 66% shelterwood, 31% clearcut, 3% special logging.  Wallow Creek, Smith Spring (MD: T44N R3W Sec.3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10; T45N R3W Sec.33, 34).  Winter operations, slopes up to 40%, low erosion hazard, impaired 303.d watershed, seasonal meadows, wet areas, herbicides, coho watershed, 2 spotted owls within 2 mi, 5 goshawk territories within 2 mi, bald eagle nest, sandhill crane sightings nearby, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/08/16. VIEW

This THP is about 22 miles east of Yreka, CA and 18 miles north of Weed, CA near Grass Lake off Highway 97 at an elevation of 5,400 to 6,200 feet.  Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning a shelterwood (overstory removal) and clearcut tractor based logging operation in white fir, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, incense cedar, sugar pine and red fir forests.  Heavy equipment is proposed for use inside seasonal wet areas and watercourses for meadow restoration.  There are 22 acres of aspen, meadow, and wet meadow restoration where encroaching conifers will be cut within 100 feet.  A bald eagle nest is located at nearby Grass Lake within 2 mi inside section 21, and sandhill cranes have been spotted at Grass Lake. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Fruit Growers Supply Company to log near the CA/OR border.


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THP 2-15-088 SIS (Home Boy THP) Fruit Growers Supply Company, 835 acres; 62% selection, 37% clearcut, 1% no-harvest logging.  Soda Springs, West Fork Cottonwood Creek (MD: T47N R7W Sec.3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10; T48N R7W Sec.33, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, unstable area, 42 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher sightings nearby, trees average 105 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/08/16. VIEW

This THP is a few miles SW of Hilt, CA and Interstate 5 near the California/Oregon border.  Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning a tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  The THP area drains into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed and contains coho, chinook salmon and steelhead.  Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning to use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65% grade for tractor logging on 2 acres, and use ground based equipment on an existing skid trail over 65% grade that does not flatten before reaching a watercourse.  Road construction is proposed within 150 feet of a class I watercourse, and 3 existing landings are proposed for use inside a watercourse.  There are 42 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings.  For spotted owl nesting territory SK360: this THP will remove 40 acres of foraging habitat with 1.3 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory SK467; this THP will remove 12 acres of foraging habitat within 1.3 mi. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log NW of Bieber, CA.


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THP 2-15-087 MOD (Triple Mac THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 779 acres; 59% clearcut, 29% fuelbreak, 12% no-harvest logging.  Mosquito Lake, Little Hot Spring Valley, Jimmerson Spring (MD: T39N R5E Sec.2, 3, 4; T40N R5E Sec.21, 22, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, herbicides, Shasta beardtongue, California goldenbanner, scattered trees over 30" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/08/16. VIEW

This THP is about 13 miles NW of Bieber, CA and about 15 miles north of Fall River Mills at an elevation of 4,400 to 5,400 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut and fuel break tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, Douglas fir and white fir forests.  Shasta beardtongue was found near units 29F and 30B, and California golden banner was found near units 29C, 29F, 30A, 30B. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log SW of Burney, CA.


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THP 2-15-086 SHA (Terry THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 492 acres; 74% clearcut, 23% selection, 2% roadside logging.  Upper Montgomery Creek, Green Burney Creek (MD: T34N R2E Sec.8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 7 road drainage work sites, herbicides, wet areas, 1 CA spotted owl within 1.3 mi, goshawk territory in section 17, osprey sightings nearby, trees up to 46" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/08/16. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles SW of Burney, CA and about 3 miles south of the Highway 299 summit at an elevation of 3,800 to 4,800 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in white fir, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  There are 7 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert maintenance.  Wet areas are located in sections 16, 17 and 18. Osprey sightings were reported near Burney Creek and Green Burney Creek.  A CA spotted owl nesting territory is located in section 16. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes along the Mendocino coast.


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THP 1-15-126 MEN (Upper Elk Creek THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 659 acres; 76% selection, 12% transition, 9% variable retention, 3% group selection logging. Upper Elk Creek (MD: T13N R15W Sec.6; T14N R15W Sec.19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33; T14N R16W Sec.9, 15, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 34, 36).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, steep roads, 16 landslide terrain sites, road failure sites, 91 road drainage work sites, herbicides, coho watershed, 7 spotted owls within .7 mi, long beard lichen, trees up to 40” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/15/16. VIEW

This THP is about 7 miles west of Philo, CA and 5 miles east of Highway 1 on the Mendocino coast.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 280 to 2,240 feet.  There are 16 landslide terrain sites including multiple locations with scarps, bank sloughs, hummocky ground, rockslides, disrupted ground, earth flows, fill failures and cut bank failures.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on unstable soils including skid trails in unit L, road construction in unit H, and road construction and skid trails in unit I.  They also want to use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65% grade in units C and D, and use an existing landing and road inside a class I (year round) watercourse in unit L.  Construction of 150 feet of road on steep slopes is proposed between 50% to 60% grade, and on 1,100 feet of road across unstable hummocky terrain.  91 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings and sink holes. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to log north of McKinleyville, CA.


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THP 1-15-124 HUM (Bulwinkle Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 481.5 acres; 79% commercial thin, 18% no-harvest, 2% clearcut, 2% selection logging. Bulwinkle Creek (HUM: T7N R1E Sec.3, 4, 5, 9, 10).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 24 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher sightings in units E and F, osprey nest within .25 mi of unit F, tailed frog sightings in unit F, trees up to 26" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/09/16. VIEW  

This THP is 3 miles SE of Trinidad, CA, a few miles east of Highway 101 and 4 miles north of McKinleyville, CA at an elevation of 200 to 500 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, western hemlock and Sitka spruce forests.  There are 3 unstable areas including an unstable area in unit A, and fill failures in units D and E.  24 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement, fill failure, cut bank failure, sink hole and restoration of washed out crossings.  There is a spotted owl nesting territory within .25 mi of unit F, and within .5 mi of unit G. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Mendocino Redwood Company to log NW of Willits, CA.


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THP 1-15-123 MEN (Four Ponds THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 652 acres; 64% transition, 36% variable retention logging. Middle Fork N. Fork Noyo River (MD: T19N R15W Sec.9, 16, 17, 21, 22).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, 17 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 4 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 3 sensitive plant species, trees up to 38" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/08/16. VIEW

This THP is 11.5 mi NW of Willits, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 680 to 2,240 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area drains into the Noyo River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use tractors on steep slopes up to 65% grade inside areas designated for cable logging operations, and use tractors on steep slopes over 50% grade with a high erosion hazard rating.  They also want to re-const 350 feet of an existing road across an unstable area.  There are 17 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings.  Humboldt milk vetch was found along a road in section 16, Redwood lily was found along roads in sections 16 and 21, and Long beard lichen was found in section 21. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Humboldt Redwood Company to helicopter log in old growth stands near Carlotta, CA.


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THP 1-15-121 HUM (Westside THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 359.7 acres; 75% group selection, 12% clearcut, 11% no-harvest, 3% special, misc roadside logging.  Hely Creek (HUM: T1N R1E Sec.1; T1N R2E Sec.6; T2N R1E Sec.36; T2N R2E Sec.31).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, steep roads, 70 landslide terrain sites, 30 road drainage work sites, helicopter logging inside old growth stands, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 15 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, trees up to 34" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/08/16. VIEW

This THP is 2.5 mi SE of Carlotta, CA near the Van Duzen River and Highway 36 at an elevation of 170 to 1,050 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor, cable and helicopter logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  There are over 70 landslide terrain features in the THP area including disrupted ground, debris slides, earth flows, debris flows and steep headwall swales.  Logging is proposed in old growth stands 314C, 328C and 610D.  The THP area flows into the Van Duzen River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, use ground based equipment in unstable areas on existing roads, and use ground based equipment on slopes up to 50% grade that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse. They are also planning to construct steep road L36.1954 that exceeds 15% grade for 315 feet. 30 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log in the Sacramento Canyon.


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THP 2-15-083 SHA (Locked Out THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 271 acres; 83% clearcut, 16% selection, 1% roadside logging.  North Salt Creek, North Fork Shotgun Creek, Boulder Creek (MD: T36N R4W Sec.7; T36N R5W Sec.12, 13; T37N R4W Sec.19, 30; T37N R5W Sec.25, 36).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 70%, 4 unstable areas, road failure sites, herbicides, 1 spotted owl within 1.3 mi, 2 fisher sightings within 1 mi, goshawk nest in unit 3000, Townsend’s big eared bat sighting in unit 3000, 2 osprey nests within 1.5 mi, bald eagle nest within 1.5 mi, foothill yellow legged frog sighting near unit 3601, 2 western pond turtle sightings within .5 mi, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 12/25/15. VIEW

This THP is about a mile east of I-5 and 7 miles north of Lakehead and Shasta Lake in the Sacramento Canyon at an elevation of 1,600 to 3,000 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, incense cedar, ponderosa pine and sugar pine forests. There are 4 unstable areas in the THP area including an active scarp, and 4 unstable areas along existing haul roads including multiple cut bank and fill failures.  Roseburg Resources Company wants to use heavy equipment to construct  2 short segments of roads on steep slopes over 65% grade in section 12, and use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging for site preparation and to construct fire breaks.  There are 4 roads proposed for use inside class II (mid sized) watercourses, including 2 roads in the vicinity of unit 2500, and 2 roads in the vicinity of unit 3000.  A bald eagle was reported 1.5 mi SW of the THP area along the Sacramento River, and a Townsend's big eared bat was spotted near the NW corner of unit 3000.  An osprey nest is located 1.5 mi west of unit 1202 along the Sacramento River, and an osprey nest is located 1/3 mile SW of unit 3601.  There were 2 western pond turtle sightings reported including a sighting immediately west of unit 1901 and within .5 mi of unit 1201 along North Salt Creek.  Foothill yellow legged frogs were seen inside in a class II watercourse along the northern boundary of unit 3601. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log near Big Bend, CA.


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THP 2-15-082 SHA (West Cantrell THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 197 acres; 98% clearcut, 1% selection, 1% no-harvest logging.  Deep Creek, Little Roaring Creek, Bush Bar (MD: T36N R1E Sec.7, 17, 18; T36N R1W Sec.13).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, fisher sighting in unit 1802, osprey sightings within 1 mi, rattlesnake fern, English peak greenbriar, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/25/15. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles north of Highway 299 and 2.2 miles SW of Big Bend, CA at an elevation of 2,340 to 3,220 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar, ponderosa pine and sugar pine forests.  There was a fisher sighting in unit 1802, and multiple osprey sightings within 1 mi of the THP area.  Rattlesnake fern was found in sections 17 and 18, and English peak greenbriar was found inside/adjacent to units 700, 702, 702W, 1802W and 1803. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near the Mad River.


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THP 1-15-119 HUM (Wiggings North THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 360.5 acres; 83% clearcut, 13% selection, 2% roadside, 2% no-harvest logging.  Maple Creek, Boulder Creek (HUM: T4N R3E Sec.1, 2, 3; T4N R4E Sec.6; T5N R3E Sec.34, 35).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, 13 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, oversized units, coho watershed, 12+ spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher sighting within unit L, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/25/15. VIEW

This THP is about 15 miles SE of Arcata, CA and about 13 miles SW of Willow Creek, CA at an elevation of 1,985 to 4,280 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, cable and shovel logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and white fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Mad River which is listed as impaired for sediment, turbidity and temperature.  There are 4 unstable areas including deep seated landslide terrain along the western portion of unit E, and 2 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites in the cable portion of unit E.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use shovel logging equipment to deck and load logs from within a class II (mid sized) watercourse along the SC 2000 Road.  13 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 mi of units C, E, F, G, and within .5 mi of units A, B, H. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log NE of Oroville, CA.


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THP 2-15-085 BUT (Buck THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 411 acres; 52% clearcut, 44% commercial thin, 4% selection, misc roadside logging. Coyote Gap, Mtn. House Creek, Bush Creek, Marble Creek, Kelly Reservoir (MD: T22N R6E Sec.3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16; T23N R6E Sec.33).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, 14 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, 3 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, marten sighting within 1 mi, red tailed hawk nest within .25 mi, 4 sensitive plant species, trees up to 120 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/25/15. VIEW

This THP is about 18 miles NE of Oroville, CA and about 18 miles SW of Quincy, CA at an elevation of 3,840 to 5,080 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in white fir, sugar pine, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests.  The use of existing watercourse crossings is planned inside class I (year round) and class II (mid sized) watercourses.  14 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a red tailed hawk nest within .25 mi of the THP area in section 11, and a pacific marten was reported within 1 mi of the THP area in section 28.  Giant checker bloom was found in sections 3, 4, 10, 13, 15, 33, 51 (within/near units 4, 5, 6, 17, 20), Clifton’s eremogone was found in sections 2 and 33, Mildred’s clarkia was found in sections 10 and 14 (within units 7, 9, 11), and Mosquin’s clarkia was found in sections 3, 4, 15, 33 (near/within units 1, 5, 7, 8, 17, 22). More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to log out trees up to 150 years old above Lake Almanor.


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THP 2-15-080 PLU (Susivesi THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,789 acres; 50% shelterwood, 31% fuelbreak, 19% clearcut, misc roadside logging. E. Side Lake Almanor, Upper Wolf Creek (MD: T27N R8E Sec.1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 14; T28N R8E Sec.26, 27, 34, 35).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, 73 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, wet area, 1 CA spotted owl within 1.3 mi, bald eagle nest within section 34, 3 osprey nests within 1.15 mi, 3 sensitive plant species, trees up to 150 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/23/15. VIEW.

This THP is 4 miles SW of Westwood, CA along the eastern shoreline of Lake Almanor.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly shelterwood (large tree overstory removal) tractor and cable logging operation in white fir, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, red fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 4,680 feet to 7,120 feet.  73 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a bald eagle nest inside the THP area in section 34, and 3 osprey nests were reported within 1.15 mi including an osprey nest inside the THP area in section 34, an osprey nest within 800 feet of the THP area, and an osprey nest within 1.15 mi of the THP area.  Jonesville spring beauty was found in section 1, Dudley’s rush was found in section 6 and Plumas alpine aster was found in sections 2, 12, and 35. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut by Chester, CA and Lake Almanor.


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THP 2-15-079 PLU (Benner Creek THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 472 acres; 86% clearcut, 14% fuelbreak, misc roadside logging. Benner Creek (MD: T29N R6E Sec.13, 14, 23, 24, 25; T29N R7E Sec.19, 29, 30, 31).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 10 road drainage work sites, herbicides, 4 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, bald eagle nest within .5 mi, goshawk nest within 450 ft, sandhill crane sighting within 1 mi, great gray owl sightings within 1.5 mi, sandhill crane and cascade frog sightings within 1 mi, historic red fox sightings, Rocky Mountain chickweed, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/23/15. VIEW

This THP is .5 mi north of Chester, CA and Lake Almoner at an elevation of 4,560 to 5,320 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, white fir and incense cedar forests. 10 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  Sierra Nevada red fox sightings have been reported .5 mi south of the THP area in section 6, and 1.5 miles north of the THP area in section 12.  A goshawk nest site is located within 450 feet of the proposed fuel break, and within 1,250 feet of unit 6.  A bald eagle nest is also located .5 mi south of the THP area at the junction of Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Roads.  There have been great gray owl sightings in section 32, and 1.5 mi east of the THP area. Cascade frog sightings were reported 1 mi SSE of the THP area near the North Fork of the Feather River, and greater sandhill crane sightings were reported 1 mi ENE of the THP area near Lake Almanor.  Rocky Mountain Chickweed was found along the banks of Benner Creek.  There are 4 CA spotted owl nesting territories within 2.5 mi, including 1 territory that is located within 500 feet of the THP area in section 30. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Fruit Growers Supply Company to log next to Eagle Lake and Merrill Campgrounds at Eagle Lake


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THP 2-15-077 LAS (Eagle THP) Fruit Growers Supply Company, 2,972 acres; 74% commercial thin, 24% sanitation salvage, 2% clearcut, 1% rehab logging.  Papoose Creek, Merrill Creek, Fox Mtn. (MD: T31N R10E Sec.13, 14, 15, 24, 25, 36; T31N R11E Sec.18, 19, 29, 30, 31, 32).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, 20 road drainage work sites, papoose meadow, Eagle Lake and Merrill Campgrounds, herbicides, 1 CA spotted owl within 1.3 mi, goshawk within 1 mi, bald eagle nest within .75 mi, osprey nest within 200 ft, yellow rail and sandhill crane sightings at Papoose meadow, red tailed hawk nest, Susanville beardtongue, trees up to 30" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/23/15. VIEW

This THP is 9 miles NW of Susanville, CA and adjacent to Eagle Lake and Merrill Campgrounds along the southern shoreline of Eagle Lake.  Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning a tractor based logging operation in white fir, sugar pine, incense cedar and ponderosa pine forests at an elevation of 5,200 to 6,300 feet.  20 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a goshawk territory 1 mi SW of the THP area in section 2, a bald eagle nest .75 mi north of the THP area in section 7, and a bald eagle nest in section 10.  An osprey nest was reported to be .5 mi east of the THP area in section 17, and another osprey nest was reported to be 200 feet north of the THP area in section 14.  Greater sandhill cranes have been spotted at nearby Papoose Meadow, and there is a red tailed hawk nest in section 18.  Susanville beardtongue was located in the west half of section 33. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log near Pondosa, CA


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THP 2-15-073 SIS (West Tom Young THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 419 acres; 100% clearcut, misc selection logging.  North Fork Bear Creek, Middle Bear Creek (MD: T39N R2E Sec.13, 14, 15).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 35%, 16 road drainage work sites, tom young meadow, herbicides, goshawk territory within .5 mi, greater sandhill crane sightings within .25 mi, bald eagle sighting within 9,500 ft, long haired star tulip, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/15. VIEW

This THP is 21 miles east of McCloud, CA and about 1 mile NW of Pondosa, CA near Highway 89 at an elevation of 4,000 to 4,500 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, lodge pole pine and incense cedar forests.  16 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  The Bear Lake goshawk territory is within .5 mi of the THP area in section 23, a bald eagle was reported 9,500 feet SW of the THP area, and greater sandhill cranes were reported to be at nearby Tom Young Meadow.  A population of Long Haired Star Tulip was reported inside unit 1404 within section 14, and adjacent to Tom Young Meadow. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log north of Burney, CA.


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THP 2-15-072 SHA (Dana THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 898 acres; 95% clearcut, 5% fuelbreak logging.  Cayton Creek, Thousand Springs, Dry creek (MD: T38N R3E Sec.9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 34, 35, 36).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, 4 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, goshawk territory within 1.5 mi, 3 sensitive plant species, trees over 32" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/15. VIEW

This THP is 15 miles north of Burney, CA near the junction of Highway 89 and Lassen County Road A19 (Dana/McArthur Road).  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, white fir and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 3,300 to 4,200 feet.  There is a goshawk territory within 1.5 mi of THP units in section 7.  Susanville milk vetch was found in unit 16C, California gold banner was found in units 9C, 10A, 16C and 15D, and Silvery false lupine was found in units 35C, 35D, and 36C. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.