Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Gualala Redwoods to remove individual trees along the banks of the Gualala River.

PANORAMIO Photo By Alfonso Buongiorno
THP 1-15-042 SON (Dogwood THP) Gualala Redwoods, 402 acres; 80% selection, 17% no-harvest, 3% special logging.  Mouth of Gualala River, Little Creek, Annapolis, Big Pepperwood Creek (MD: T10N R14W Sec.4, 5, 6, 8, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 27; T11N R14W Sec.30, 31, 33; T11N R15W Sec.25, 26, 36).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 59 road drainage work sites, wet areas, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, 7 spotted owls within .7 mi, Cooper’s hawk sighting, trees up to 100 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/21/15. VIEW

This THP will remove individual trees along the alluvial flats of the Gualala River and tributaries from .5 mi to 9 miles out from the town of Gualala, CA.  Gualala Redwoods is planning a tractor based selection logging operation in Douglas fir and redwood forests at an elevation of 30 to 240 feet.  The Gualala River is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature and contains coho salmon and steelhead.  Gualala Redwoods wants to use an existing haul road inside a class I watercourse (Gualala River).  There are 59 road drainage work sites including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  A cooper's hawk was reported along the eastern edge of the Gualala River in the THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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