Monday, January 13, 2014

Campbell Timberlands planning a pair of THPs on steep and unstable slopes near Leggett.


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THP 1-13-133 MEN (Poughkeepsie THP) Campbell Timberlands, 435 acres; 52% transition, 21% selection, 19% variable retention, 8% group selection logging.  Lower Hollow Tree Creek (MD: T23N R17W Sec.16, 17, 20, 21).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 18 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 4 spotted owls within 1.3mi, piper candida, trees over 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/02/14. VIEW

This THP is a few miles SW of the town of Leggett, CA near Highway 1 at an elevation of 1,000 to 1,840 feet.  Campbell Timberlands is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in coast redwood and Douglas fir forests on steep and unstable slopes.  The THP area drains into the South Fork of the Eel River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature, and contains steelhead, coho and chinook salmon.  There are 2 fill failure related road failure sites and 4 landslide terrain sites including debris slides, earth flows, steep streamside slopes, and inner gorges related to watercourses.  Campbell Timberlands is planning to use ground based equipment on unstable soils, use ground based equipment on several skid roads within a class II watercourse, and use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65% grade.  There are 18 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and road bed stabilization.  For spotted owl site MEN0098; this THP will remove 13.5 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi, and 29 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi., and for spotted owl site MEN0106; this THP will remove 6.5 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi, and 9.6 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi.  White flowered rein orchid was reported to be within the THP area.  This THP is adjacent to Campbell Timberlands’s recently submitted Lower Hollow Tree THP 1-13-135 MEN.  

THP 1-13-135 MEN (Lower Hollow Tree THP) Campbell Timberlands, 214 acres; 50% selection, 34% variable retention, 15% transition logging.  Lower Hollow Tree Creek (MD: T23N R17W Sec.9, 10, 15, 16).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, 8 landslide areas, road failure sites, 22 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, highway 1, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3mi, trees over 38" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/15/14. VIEW

This THP is a few miles SW of the town of Leggett, CA along Highway 1 (Highway 1 is adjacent to units E, F and G) at an elevation of 1,050 to 2,120 feet.  Campbell Timberlands is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in coast redwood and Douglas fir forests on steep and unstable slopes.  The THP area drains into the South Fork of the Eel River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature, and contains steelhead, coho and chinook salmon.  There are 8 unstable areas including steep streamside slopes near units A and E, multiple debris slides, shallow landslides and debris slide slopes near units F, D and Highway 1.  Campbell Timberlands is planning to use tractors on deep seated landslide terrain in units A and F, and to use tractors on steep slopes over 65% grade in units C and D.  There are 22 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and road repair/replacement.  For spotted owl site MEN0106; this THP will remove .10 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi, and 2.6 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi.  This THP is adjacent to Campbell Timberlands’s recently submitted Poughkeepsie THP 1-13-133 MEN. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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