Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mendocino Redwood Company planning new THP near Point Arena.


PANORAMIO Photo By M.Tijssen
THP 1-13-064 MEN (South Lee Crick THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 304 acres; 39% rehab, 33% variable retention, 29% transition logging.  Rolling Brook (MD: T12N R16W Sec.13, 24).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, road failure sites, steep slopes over 65%, 13 road drainage work sites, herbicides, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within .7mi, trees up to 34” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/14/13.

This THP is about 5 miles SE of Point Arena, CA at an elevation of 160 to 1,840 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor logging operation in second growth redwood and Douglas fir.  The THP area drains into the Garcia River which is listed as impaired for temperature and sediment, and is an important Coho and steelhead fishery.  There is a 2005 landslide above a haul road, and several rockslide and transitional/rotational landslides in the THP area.  Mendocino Redwood Company wants to use tractors on small areas where skid trails have sidehill slopes exceeding 65%, and plans to do rehab logging on 118 acres to remove excess hardwoods. 13 road drainage work sites are planned including rocking, dip construction, culvert upgrading and road bed stabilization. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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