Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hearst Corporation planning THP on lands south of Mc Cloud, CA

PANORAMIO Photo By CarlosWolters
THP 2-13-020 SHA (Connor PTHP) Hearst Corporation, 321 acres; 100% selection logging.  Pig Creek, Battle Creek (MD: T38N R2W Sec.5, 6, 8; T39N R2W Sec.31, 32).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 6 road drainage work sites, wet areas, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 07/01/13.

This THP is about 4 miles south of the town of Mc Cloud, CA and Highway 89 at an elevation of 2,800 - 3,800 feet.  Hearst Corporation is planning a tractor and feller buncher selection logging operation in mixed conifer stands near Squaw Valley Creek and the Mc Cloud River.  The THP area contains 6 unstable sites (earth flow, debris slides, etc), 3 springs and 1 wet area.  Hearst Corporation is planning to use 2 landings adjacent to Class III watercourses, and there are 6 road drainage work sites including dip construction, rocking and culvert maintenance. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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