Saturday, February 9, 2013

New Forestry LLC THP near Big Trees Grove in Placer County

PANORAMIO photo by marekjaku
THP 2-13-007 PLA (Deller Springs THP) New Forestry LLC, 55.2 acres; 100% clearcut logging.  Big Mosquito Creek, Peavine Creek (MD: T14N R12E Sec.14).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 65%, 2 CA spotted owls within 1.3mi, trees up to 100 years old. Estimated public comment deadline: 03/20/13.   

This THP is about 12 miles NE of the town of Foresthill, in the Mosquito Ridge area between the Middle & North Forks of the American River.  New Forestry LLC is proposing to tractor and cable log clearcut 55.2 acres of forestlands at an elevation of 4,600 - 4,800 feet.  The THP area is a little over a mile west of Big Trees Grove, the northernmost grove of giant Sequoias in the Sierra Nevada range.  More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website. 

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