Monday, December 16, 2013

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut west of Susanville, CA.

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THP 2-13-100 LAS (Big Springs THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,111 acres; 100% clearcut, misc rehab logging.  Papoose Creek (MD: T30N R10E Sec.4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized landings, herbicides, 1 CA spotted owl within 1.3mi, goshawk sighting, trees up to 125 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/12/14. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles west of Susanville, CA at an elevation of 5400 to 7520 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor logging operation in white fir, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, incense cedar and sugar pine forests.  7,687 feet of seasonal and temporary roads are planned for construction, including oversized landings.  There are 21 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert maintenance and repair.  The USFS reports 2 CA spotted owl territories near the southern end of THP area, and 1 goshawk territory near the southern end of THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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