By Rob DiPerna, EPIC
March 13, 2013
|Photo By Marily Woodhouse|
Timber Harvest Plan (THP) 1-12-114HUM “Nacho Libre” was recently filed jointly by SPI and Green Diamond. The property is located in the Cannon Creek state planning watersheds high up in the Mad River basin. SPI owns the land, but Green Diamond recently bought the timber rights. The THP covers 87.4 total acres, including 58.8 acres of proposed clearcutting.
Of particular concern is Unit A of the plan, a proposed 38.1-acre clearcut threatening to eliminate a Northern Spotted Owl activity center. Spotted owl activity center HUM0301 “Freeman” is contained within this unit. This owl site has been active since the early 90’s with several nesting trees located in the clearcut unit. While the individual nest trees will be left, the rest of the unit is to be clearcut, which will result in “take” of spotted owls as admitted in the THP itself. READ MORE