Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Campbell Timberlands planning a new THP near McCloud, CA.

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THP 2-14-097 SIS (Girard Dogwood THP) Campbell Timberlands, 1,723 acres; 38% group selection, 21% no-harvest, 17% clearcut, 11% sanitation salvage, 9% seed tree, 3% commercial thin, 2% shelterwood logging.  Upper Soda Creek, Middle Soda Creek, Pig Creek, Lower Panther Creek (MD: T39N R3W Sec.1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 27).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 1 unstable area, 32 road drainage work sites, herbicides, oversized units, 1 spotted owl within 1.3 mi, fisher and greater sandhill crane sightings, rattlesnake fern, trees up to 32" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/21/14. VIEW

This THP is .25 mi SW of McCloud, CA and Highway 89 at an elevation of 3,080 feet to 4,275 feet.  Campbell Timberlands is planning a tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, white fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  There is a small landslide area related to a steep scarp above an existing road in section 27.  Campbell Timberlands is planning to use a landing inside a class III (intermittent) watercourse.  32 road drainage sites are proposed for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  Greater sandhill cranes were seen nearby at Squaw Valley Creek meadows, and rattlesnake fern was found in sections 22, 23 and 26. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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