Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log SW of Burney, CA.


PANORAMIC Photo By Greg Nyquist
THP 2-15-086 SHA (Terry THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 492 acres; 74% clearcut, 23% selection, 2% roadside logging.  Upper Montgomery Creek, Green Burney Creek (MD: T34N R2E Sec.8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 7 road drainage work sites, herbicides, wet areas, 1 CA spotted owl within 1.3 mi, goshawk territory in section 17, osprey sightings nearby, trees up to 46" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/08/16. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles SW of Burney, CA and about 3 miles south of the Highway 299 summit at an elevation of 3,800 to 4,800 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in white fir, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  There are 7 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert maintenance.  Wet areas are located in sections 16, 17 and 18. Osprey sightings were reported near Burney Creek and Green Burney Creek.  A CA spotted owl nesting territory is located in section 16. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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