Sunday, November 29, 2015

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log near Pondosa, CA


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THP 2-15-073 SIS (West Tom Young THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 419 acres; 100% clearcut, misc selection logging.  North Fork Bear Creek, Middle Bear Creek (MD: T39N R2E Sec.13, 14, 15).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 35%, 16 road drainage work sites, tom young meadow, herbicides, goshawk territory within .5 mi, greater sandhill crane sightings within .25 mi, bald eagle sighting within 9,500 ft, long haired star tulip, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/15. VIEW

This THP is 21 miles east of McCloud, CA and about 1 mile NW of Pondosa, CA near Highway 89 at an elevation of 4,000 to 4,500 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, lodge pole pine and incense cedar forests.  16 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  The Bear Lake goshawk territory is within .5 mi of the THP area in section 23, a bald eagle was reported 9,500 feet SW of the THP area, and greater sandhill cranes were reported to be at nearby Tom Young Meadow.  A population of Long Haired Star Tulip was reported inside unit 1404 within section 14, and adjacent to Tom Young Meadow. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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