Monday, January 14, 2013

Soper Wheeler Company planning THP near Lake Oroville

PANORAMIO photo by Lakeboundnow
THP 2-13-002 BUT (Bloomer Hill THP) Soper Wheeler Company, 347 acres; 65% transition, 27% commercial thinning, 6% shelterwood, 2% no-harvest logging.  East Fork Canyon Creek, Bloomer Ravine, Wild Yankee Creek (MD: T21N R4E Sec.24; T21N R5E Sec.19, 30).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, 3 unstable areas, impaired 303.d watershed, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/23/13.  

This THP is within .75 miles of Lake Oroville and Highway 70 near the town of Concow.  The Soper Wheeler Company is planning a tractor logging THP near where the North Fork of the Feather River drains into Lake Oroville.  It is in a mostly inaccessible area of Lake Oroville, at an elevation of 2,200 to 2,880 feet.  9 road drainage work sites are planned including the use of class III crossings, dip construction and culvert cleaning.  Planned exceptions to the Forest Practice Rules include the use of class III crossings during the winter period, and an extended time period for burning slash.  The North Fork of the Feather River is listed as “impaired” for temperature and mercury. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

1 comment:

  1. Jeez it's about time they logged that area. Seriously needs to be thinned out- keep the forests green, not black!