Thursday, March 27, 2014

Timber Products Company to log near Kangaroo Lake Recreation Area.

PANORAMIO Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 2-14-010 SIS (Cooper's Cabin THP) Timber Products Company, 267 acres; 42% shelterwood, 40% clearcut, 18% variable retention logging.  Rail Creek, Kangaroo Creek (MD: T40N R7W Sec.1, 3, 11; T41N R7W Sec.33, 35).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 18 road drainage work sites, wet area, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3mi, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/25/14. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles east of Callahan CA and about 16 miles NW of Mt Shasta at an elevation of 3,400 to 6,480 feet.  The THP area is adjacent to Kangaroo Lake which is a popular recreation area, and within a few miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.  Timber Products Company is planning a tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, Douglas fir and white fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Scott River which is listed as impaired for temperature and sediment.  18 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a goshawk nest within .5 mi of the THP area in section 10. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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