Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to log out trees up to 150 years old above Lake Almanor.


PANORAMIC Photo By bae827
THP 2-15-080 PLU (Susivesi THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,789 acres; 50% shelterwood, 31% fuelbreak, 19% clearcut, misc roadside logging. E. Side Lake Almanor, Upper Wolf Creek (MD: T27N R8E Sec.1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 14; T28N R8E Sec.26, 27, 34, 35).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, 73 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, wet area, 1 CA spotted owl within 1.3 mi, bald eagle nest within section 34, 3 osprey nests within 1.15 mi, 3 sensitive plant species, trees up to 150 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/23/15. VIEW.

This THP is 4 miles SW of Westwood, CA along the eastern shoreline of Lake Almanor.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly shelterwood (large tree overstory removal) tractor and cable logging operation in white fir, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, red fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 4,680 feet to 7,120 feet.  73 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a bald eagle nest inside the THP area in section 34, and 3 osprey nests were reported within 1.15 mi including an osprey nest inside the THP area in section 34, an osprey nest within 800 feet of the THP area, and an osprey nest within 1.15 mi of the THP area.  Jonesville spring beauty was found in section 1, Dudley’s rush was found in section 6 and Plumas alpine aster was found in sections 2, 12, and 35. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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