Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log NW of Bieber, CA.


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THP 2-15-087 MOD (Triple Mac THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 779 acres; 59% clearcut, 29% fuelbreak, 12% no-harvest logging.  Mosquito Lake, Little Hot Spring Valley, Jimmerson Spring (MD: T39N R5E Sec.2, 3, 4; T40N R5E Sec.21, 22, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, herbicides, Shasta beardtongue, California goldenbanner, scattered trees over 30" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/08/16. VIEW

This THP is about 13 miles NW of Bieber, CA and about 15 miles north of Fall River Mills at an elevation of 4,400 to 5,400 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut and fuel break tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, Douglas fir and white fir forests.  Shasta beardtongue was found near units 29F and 30B, and California golden banner was found near units 29C, 29F, 30A, 30B. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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