|PANORAMIC Photo By Damon Tighe|
This THP is about 6.3 miles SE of Elk, CA and 7 miles west of Philo, CA on the Mendocino Coast. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood and Douglas fir forests on steep and unstable slopes at an elevation of 880 to 2,160 feet. There are 9 road failure sites including cut bank failures, fill failures and channeling of the road bed. Mendocino Redwood Company wants to use tractors on steep slopes over 50% grade that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse, use tractors on steep slopes over 65% on existing skid trails, and re-construct 150 feet of existing road inside a class II watercourse. 27 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.