Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hearst Corporation to sanitation salvage log near the Pacific Crest Trail.


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THP 2-13-099 SHA (Pigeon PTHP) Hearst Corporation, 1,292 acres; 89% sanitation salvage, 10% no-harvest, 1% selection logging.  Star City Creek, Angel Creek (MD: T38N R1E Sec.7; T38N R1W Sec.1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12; T39N R1W Sec.34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, landslide terrain, 7 road drainage work sites, pacific crest trail, willow flycatcher sightings, large tree management area.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/11/14. VIEW

This THP is about 11 miles SE of McCloud, CA near the Pacific Crest Trail which passes through sections 7, 10, 11, 12.  The Hearst Corporation is planning a tractor based logging operation in mixed conifer forests, and is claiming the need for sanitation salvage logging due to infestations of mistletoe and Cytospora canker, and also wind damage.  There are 17 landslide terrain features in the THP area including debris slides and earth flows.  Road S6000 is proposed for use within a class II watercourse.  Seven road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, and culvert repair/replacement. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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