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THP 2-15-014 SHA (Hunter THP) Timber Products Company, 74 acres; 65% shelterwood, 34% clearcut, 1% roadside logging. Flume Creek (MD: T37N, R4W, Sec 4). Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, herbicides, fisher sighting nearby, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 05/03/15. VIEW
This THP is in the Sacramento Canyon about 3 miles south of Castella, CA and across the road from I-5 at an elevation of 1,800 to 2,400 feet. Timber Products Company is planning a clearcut and shelterwood (overstory removal) tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir and Port Orford cedar forests. Port Orford cedar is uncommon in the Sacramento Canyon, and logging can spread Port Orford cedar root rot disease. The THP area contains road failure sites and unstable areas including 2 unstable areas along the banks of a class II (mid-sized) watercourse, 2 unstable ares with hummocky ground inside a tractor clearcut unit, and 3 road failure sites with roadside fill failures in sections 4, 9 and within unit 2. Ground based equipment is proposed for use in units designated for cable logging inside units 3 and 4. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.