Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cal Edison planning THP near the popular Dinkey Creek recreation area.

PANORAMIO Photo By GCameron
THP 4-13-005 FRE (Lost Dinkey THP) Cal Edison, 3610 acres; 98% selection, 2% no-harvest logging.  Nutmeg Creek, Bear Meadow Creek, Lost Creek, Lower Deer Creek, Providence Creek, Exchequer Creek (MD: T10S R25E Sec.24, 25, 36; T10S R26E Sec.19, 29, 30, 31, 32).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, road slump, 9 CA spotted owls within 1.3mi, great gray owl and willow flycatcher sightings nearby, trees up to 150 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/29/13.

This THP is about 8 miles SE of the community of Shaver Lake and Highway 168 at an elevation of 4560 - 6723 feet near Dinkey Creek.  Cal Edison is planning a tractor and feller buncher selection logging operation in mixed conifer stands near the popular recreation area 1.5 miles south of the Dinkey Creek Cabin Community and Camp Fresno.  Great gray owls, CA spotted owls and willow flycatchers have been spotted in the area mostly towards Lost Meadow.  Cal Edison will be bi-passing a road slump area and blasting a rock outcropping which is partially blocking a roadway.  There are 53 road drainage work sites including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair and ditch cleaning. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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