Friday, October 24, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries to log near Downieville, CA.

PANORAMIO Photo By jpich
THP 2-14-080 SIE (Rams THP) Sierra Pacific Industries; 198 acres; 74% group selection, 24% clearcut, 3% no-harvest logging.  Goodyears Creek, Fiddle Creek (MD: T20N R9E Sec.25, 36).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, unstable area, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, 6 CA spotted owl territories within .6 mi, 1 foothill yellow legged frog within 1.25 mi, goshawk sighting, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/15/14. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles west of Downieville, CA and just north of Highway 49 near Ramshorn Creek Campground at an elevation of 4,620 to 5,360 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in sugar pine, white fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests.  The THP area contains a small unstable mining area with over steepened slopes.  There is a goshawk territory within 2 mi, 6 CA spotted owl territories within .1 mi to .6 mi, and 1 foothill yellow legged frog was spotted within 1.25 mi. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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