Wednesday, January 29, 2014

W.M. Beaty & Associates to log NE of Shingletown, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Lee Holmes
THP 2-14-002 SHA (Ranch House THP) W.M. Beaty & Associates, 2072 acres; 95% group selection, 5% no-harvest logging.  Mill Creek, Glendenning, Atkins Creek (MD: T32N R1E Sec.1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 24).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 60%, 24 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, Chinook watershed, fisher sighting within 1 mi, goshawk nest within .7 mi, cooper’s hawk nest within 1.2 mi, sharp shinned hawk nest within .75 mi, multiple ringtail sightings, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/03/14. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles NE of Shingletown, CA at an elevation of 4,720 to 5,870 feet.  W.M. Beaty & Associates is planning a tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, Douglas fir, white fir and lodgepole pine forests.  There are 24 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  Two ringtails, and one red tailed hawk were reported within the THP area.  There is a sharp shinned hawk nest .75 miles south of the THP area, a cooper’s hawk nest 1.2 miles NE of the THP area, and a goshawk nest .7 miles south of the THP area.  A pacific fisher sighting was reported 1 mile SE of the THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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