Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Campbell Timberlands to log on steep and unstable slopes near the Clark Fork of the 10 Mile River.

10 Mile River Photo By CA Water Board
THP 1-14-071 MEN (Four Point West THP) Campbell Timberlands, 304 acres; 60% selection, 21% transition, 18% variable retention, 1% roadside logging.  Bear Haven Creek (MD: T20N R16W Sec.19, 20, 29, 30).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 85%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 28 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 8 spotted owls within 1.3mi, trees up to 38" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/14/14.  VIEW

This THP is about 9 miles NE of Fort Bragg, CA at an elevation of 160 to 1,400 feet.  The THP area flows into the Middle or "Clark" Fork of the 10 Mile River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature.  Campbell Timberlands is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, western hemlock and grand fir forests.  There are misc road failure sites including fill failures, washed out crossings, over-steepened headwall swales, and steep debris slide slopes within units B, C, D, E and F.  28 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  An osprey nest is located near a haul road, and marbled murrelet stands are located near a haul road and a water drafting site. Units A and C are within .25 mi of spotted owl sites MEN0133 and MEN0594.  For spotted owl site MEN0133; this THP will remove 123 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi; for spotted owl site MEN0460; this THP will remove 59 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi; and for spotted owl site MEN0594; this THP will remove 139.2 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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