Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Campbell Timberlands planning new THP east of Mt. Shasta.

THP 2-13-016 SIS (Lost Horse THP) Campbell Timberlands, 1893 acres; 24% commercial thin, 19% no-harvest, 15% clearcut, 12% rehab, 10% sanitation-salvage, 8% shelterwood, 7% group selection, 4% selection, misc roadside logging.  Horse Peak, Antelope Creek (MD: T42N R1E Sec.7, 9, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 29).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 65%, 18 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, 1 spotted owl within 1.3mi, trees up to 36” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/03/13.

This THP is about 15 miles NE of the town of Mc Cloud, CA. Campbell Timberlands is planning a ground based logging operation with some biomass removal in mixed conifer stands at an elevation of 4,600 to 6,400 feet.  The THP includes a mix of silvicultural prescriptions including; Alternative 1 (commercial thinning & shelterwood) targeting the large tree overstory and understory, Alternative 2 (modified clearcut) which will leave behind some cull trees and snags, shelterwood and sanitation-salvage prescriptions targeting red and white fir, and rehab logging to remove knob cone pine and re-plant with conifers.  The THP also includes a large amount of road construction and road re-construction totaling over 23, 291 feet. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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