Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Campbell Timberlands to log on steep and unstable slopes near Westport, CA.

PANORAMIO Photo By freebern
THP 1-13-119 MEN (DeHaven North Green THP) Campbell Timberlands, 117 acres; 61% selection, 39% clearcut logging.  DeHaven Creek (MD: T21N R17W Sec.16, 21).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 90%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 24 road drainage work sites, herbicides, coho watershed, 7 spotted owls within 1.3mi, marbled murrelet stand within .75 mi, Oregon gold thread, trees up to 50" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/18/14. VIEW

This THP is about 2.3 mi NE of Westport, CA and Highway 1 on the Mendocino coastline at an elevation of 200 to 1,240 feet.  Campbell Timberlands is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in coast redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area contains landslide terrain features including debris slides and earth flows, and several road failure sites including fill failures, steep head wall swales, and cut bank failures.  Tractor operations at 2 locations are proposed within unit C with slopes over 50% with a high erosion hazard, and several segments of temporary and permanent roads are proposed inside a class I and class II watercourse.  24 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair /replacement.  This THP will result in the removal of 5.5 acres of foraging habitat within .7mi for spotted owl territory MEN0111.  Oregon gold thread was found adjacent to unit H. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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