Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries to log near Sierraville, CA

PANORAMIO Photo By M Rhodes
THP 2-14-045-SIE (Franklin THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 831 acres; 34% sanitation-salvage, 33% commercial thin, 22% clearcut, 11% selection, misc roadside logging.  Franklin Cabin (MD: T20N R14E Sec.21, 27).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%,  road drainage work sites, 2 CA spotted owls within 1.3mi, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 08/25/14. VIEW

This THP is about 2 miles SW of Sierraville, CA and Highway 89 in eastern Sierra County.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in white fir, red fir, sugar pine and ponderosa pine forests at an elevation of 5,500 to 7,200 feet.  27 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair and replacement.  More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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