Monday, July 28, 2014

Mendocino Redwood Company re-submits "South of Bailey THP" near Navarro, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Cascadia Vision Committee
THP 1-14-077 MEN (South of Bailey THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 979 acres; 36% seed tree, 28% transition, 19% variable retention, 10% selection, 7% group selection logging.  Middle S. Branch Navarro River, Lower S. Branch Navarro River (MD: T15N R14W Sec.18, 19; T15N R15W Sec.13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 69 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within .7 mi, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/29/14. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles NW of Philo, CA and about 1.6 miles east of the town of Navarro, CA and highway 128.  It is a re-submit of THP 1-14-024 MEN (South of Bailey THP) which was recently withdrawn (see THP Blog entry “Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes east of Navarro”).  The THP area flows into the Middle and South Branches of the Navarro River system which is impaired for sediment/siltation and temperature.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood and Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 320 to 1,400 feet. There are 15 road failure sites including multiple fill failures, cut bank failures and inner gorge instability issues.  MRC plans to use a landing within a watercourse, and skid trails within a watercourse.  69 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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