Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Campbell Timberlands plan to log on steep unstable slopes in Ten Mile Basin

THP 1-13-014 MEN (7 Mile Red) Campbell Timberlands, 157 acres; 45% group selection, 43% transition, 12% selection logging.  Bald Hill Creek (MD: T20N R16W Sec.9, 15, 16).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, debris flows, road failure sites, 17 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, herbicides, 4 spotted owls within 1.3mi, marbled murrelet habitat near haul road, osprey sightings, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline:  04/15/13.

This THP is about 10 miles NE of Fort Bragg, CA near the North Fork of the Ten Mile River at an elevation of 220 - 1,000 feet.  The Ten Mile River Basin is an important steelhead and coho fishery and is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature due to excessive logging impacts.  Campbell Timberlands is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on some very steep and unstable slopes; including tractor logging on landslide terrain in units A & C, and tractor logging on steep slopes over 65%.  There are also 6 locations within and around the THP area that contain deep seated landslide terrain and debris slides. Campbell Timberlands is also planning to use roads inside and around streamside areas that are prone to erosion.  More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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