Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Roseburg Resources Company planning clearcut THP near McCloud, CA.


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THP 2-14-001 SIS (Thimbleberry THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 335 acres; 85% clearcut, 9% shelterwood, 4% selection, 2% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Lower Mud Creek, Upper Mud Creek, Lower Panther Creek, Lower Mud Creek, Squaw Valley Creek (MD: T40N R2W Sec.16, 17, 19, 30; T40N R3W Sec.25).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, herbicides, McCloud municipal water supply, 4 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 goshawk territories nearby, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/23/14. VIEW

This THP is about 1.4 miles north of the town of McCloud, CA and Highway 89 at an elevation of  3,600 to 4,480 feet.  The THP area is just SE of Mt. Shasta and flows into the Mc Cloud River upstream from Mc Cloud Reservoir.  It is also close to an intake pipe owned by the Mc Cloud Municipal Water District.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in white fir, ponderosa pine, incense cedar, Douglas fir and sugar pine forests.  There are 2 goshawk territories nearby, and Wilkin’s harebell was found at 4 locations outside of the project area east of unit 1902. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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