Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hearst Corporation to selectively log large trees near Lake McCloud.

PANORAMIO Photo By paddlinchix
THP 2-13-063 SIS (Upper Fan PTHP) Hearst Corporation, 350 acres; 100% selection logging.  Angel Creek (MD: T39N R2W Sec.25, 35, 36).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, 4 road drainage work sites, landslide terrain, logging near late seral stand, 1 spotted owl within 1.3mi, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 10/30/13.

This THP is 6 miles SE of McCloud, CA, and a few miles NE of Lake McCloud.  Hearst Corporation is planning a tractor based selection logging operation in mixed conifer forests.  There are 5 landslide sites including active and dormant debris slides, and 4 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking and culvert maintenance.  In section 35, Hearst Corporation will be logging in what is called a late seral management area which includes large trees. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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