Sunday, December 8, 2013

Campbell Timberlands to log in high elevation stands NE of Mt. Shasta.

PANORAMIO Photo By T.A. Schmid
THP 2-13-090 SIS (Pronghorn THP) Campbell Timberlands, 1122 acres; 46% shelterwood, 26% no-harvest, 16% clearcut, 7% sanitation salvage, 5% group selection,  misc roadside logging.  Horse Peak, Antelope Creek (MD: T42N R1E Sec.7; T42N R1W Sec.1, 13, 23).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 60%, 8 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, 2 spotted owls within 1.3mi, cascade frog sightings in Antelope Creek, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/18/13. VIEW

This THP is about 10 miles NE of Mt. Shasta, and 4.2 miles south of Tennant, CA at an elevation of 5520 to 6480 feet.  Campbell Timberlands is planning a higher elevation tractor based logging operation in white fir, red fir, lodgepole, ponderosa pine, incense cedar and sugar pine forests.  The THP area drains into Antelope Creek which flows into Antelope sink that has no outlet.  There are 8 road drainage sites proposed for work including rocking, dip construction, and culvert cleaning.  Spotted owl sites SIS492 and SIS554 are deficient in habitat within .5 miles of the THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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