Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mendocino Redwood Company plans THP near Hendy Woods State Park

PANORAMIO photo by spencer70
THP 1-13-001 MEN (Somewhere In Between THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 438 acres; 50% seed tree, 19% rehab, 13% no-harvest, 12% transition, 7% variable retention logging. Lower Rancheria Creek, Upper Navarro River, Hendy Woods (MD: T14N R15W Sec.4, 9, 10, 11, 16). Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, 6 unstable areas, steep slopes up to 65%, 22 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, 1 spotted owl within .65 mi, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/18/13.

This THP is about 2.75 miles NW of Philo, CA near the main stem of the Navarro River and close to Hendy Woods State Park.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep slopes up to 65% at an elevation of 160 feet to 1,240 feet above sea level.  There are 22 road related work sites that will require rocked dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and roadbed maintenance to mitigate sediment issues.  Logging is planned in and around 6 unstable areas that drain into the Navarro River which is listed as “impaired” due to sediment and temperature. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website. 

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