Sunday, August 25, 2013

Simorg West Forests planning clearcut THP near Sugar Pine Reservoir in Placer County.

PANORAMIO Photo By wingsls
THP 2-13-043 PLA (Cottage Home THP) Simorg West Forests, 315 acres; 100% clearcut logging, Huges Mill, Grizzly Flat (MD: T14N R10E Sec.1, 12; T14N R11E Sec.5, 6, 7; T15N R10E Sec.36; T15N R11E Sec.31).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 2 oversized units, herbicides, 4 CA spotted owls within 1.3mi, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/27/13.

This THP is about 4 miles NE of the town of Foresthill, CA and a few miles south of the popular Sugar Pine Reservoir recreation area.  Simorg West Forests (formerly New Forestry LLC), is planning a tractor logging clearcut operation in second growth mixed conifer forest at an elevation of 3,400 to 4,100 feet.  The THP area is located between the North Fork and Middle Fork of the American River, and close to the North Fork of Shirttail Canyon, a popular hiking and recreational area.  Simorg West Forests is planning to use a skid trail in a class II watercourse in Unit 11, and Units 10 and 12 are oversized. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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