Sunday, August 30, 2015

Humboldt Redwood Company to log south of Scotia, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Redwood Transect
THP 1-15-085 HUM (BR 15 THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 164.5 acres; 50% group selection, 24% variable retention, 22% no-harvest, 4% selection logging.  Beer Bottle (HUM: T1S R1E Sec.6, 7; T1S R1W Sec.1, 12).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, 30 landslide terrain sites, 3 road failure sites, steep slopes up to 70%, steep roads, herbicides, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, golden eagle territory in units 1 and 2, trees up to 60" dbh, Estimated public comment deadline: 09/24/15. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles south of Scotia, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,570 to 2,460 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable soils in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area contains 30 landslide terrain sites including multiple debris slide slopes, steep headwall swales, debris flows, rockfalls, fill failures, cut bank failures and disrupted ground. There are also 3 road failure sites including a debris slide near a road, a steep headwall swale near a road crossing, and a road embankment failure.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging.  A golden eagle territory is located inside units 1 and 2. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Mendocino Redwood Company planning a new THP near Leggett, CA.


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THP 1-15-084 MEN (North Islam John THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 410 acres; 45% variable retention, 24% group selection, 23% transition, 8% rehab logging.  Lower Hollow Tree Creek (MD: T23N R17W Sec.20, 26, 27, 28, 29).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 43 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within .7 mi, southern torrent salamander sighting nearby, redwood lily, white flowered rein orchid, trees up to 42" dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 09/31/15. VIEW

This THP is 1.87 air miles SW of Leggett, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 960 to 2,160 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into the South Fork of the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation and contains coho, chinook salmon and steelhead. There are 29 landslide terrain sites including debris slides, steep inner gorges, steep streamside slopes, and 15 road failure sites including multiple cutbank, fill slope, wet area and swale crossings.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65% grade, and use ground based equipment on slopes over 50% grade that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse. They also want to use ground based equipment inside a spring complex within a watercourse near the bottom of unit 4. Southern torrent salamanders were reported to be near the temporary bridge crossing at Hollow Tree Creek. For spotted owl nesting territory MD319 (2012): foraging habitat was decreased by 10 acres within .7 mi. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log along the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-15-082 HUM (CL South THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 298 acres; 68% clearcut, 16% selection, 14% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  Surpur Creek (HUM: T11N R2E Sec.9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 11 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, redwood national park, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, del norte salamander in unit C, marbled murrelet habitat within .25 mi, bald eagle nest within 1.8 mi, southern torrent salamanders and tailed frogs near unit B, C and D, trees up to 72" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/28/15. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles NE of Orick, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park (unit B is adjacent) at an elevation of 760 to 1,840 feet. Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests.  The THP area drains down Surpur Creek into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed and contains coho, chinook salmon, steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout. There are 25 unstable areas in units B, D, F, G and H, and 3 road failure sites including a channelized road bed, a road with a fillslope failure and a washed out road. Four acres of special treatment area are planned to hide the effects of clearcutting adjacent to Redwood National Park, and 11 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There is a bald eagle nest 1.8 mi NE of the THP area, and marbled murrelet habitat is located within .25 mi of unit B, Holter Ridge Road, and haul road CL South 85R.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 mi of unit F, and .5 mi of units D and E. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to log on steep and unstable slopes in the Sacramento Canyon.


PANORAMIC Photo By Bruce Liu
THP 2-15-052 SHA (Tombstone THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 521 acres; 58% variable retention, 34% clearcut, 7% commercial thin logging.  Flume Creek, Sweetbrier Creek, North Fork Shotgun Creek (MD: T37N R4W Sec.2, 3, 4, 9, 16, 17; T38N R4W Sec.33, 34, 35).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, oversized units, herbicides, 3 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 5 sensitive plant species, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/27/15. VIEW

This THP is 3 miles south of Castella, CA in the Sacramento Canyon near I-5 at an elevation of 1,700 to 4,000 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  There are 7 unstable areas including an unstable area along the southern edge of section 4, and unstable areas in units 9A, 9D and 33C.  SPI is planning to use use ground based equipment on slopes up to 50% grade that do not flatten before reaching a class II watercourse in units 04A and 34A, and use ground based equipment on slopes designated for cable logging in units 09C and 33B.  Shasta County arnica was found in unit 09A, Northern clarkia was found in a road cut below unit 09, Shasta maidenhair fern was found in unit 09A & 17D, Slender false lupine was found in unit 17C, 17D, 03A, 03B, 03D, & 04A, and Siskiyou false hellebore was found in a road cut below unit 34B. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log near Stirling City NE of Chico, CA.


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THP 2-15-051 BUT (Preacher THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 459 acres; 81% clearcut, 19% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Chippy Spur, Fall Creek, Dogwood Creek, Big Kimshaw Creek (MD: T23N R4E Sec.1, 2, 11, 13, 14; T24N R4E Sec.11, 12, 14, 15, 22, 23, 27).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, steep roads, 7 unstable areas, 63 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, 6 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 goshawk territories within 1.3 mi, 6 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/17/15. VIEW

This THP is about 17 miles NE of Chico, CA and about 1.5 miles NE of Stirling City, CA at an elevation of 3,400 to 5,640 feet.  The THP area is close to Kimshaw Falls, and Butte Meadows which are popular destinations for local hikers, fisherman and campers. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, Douglas fir, white fir and incense cedar forests.  There are 7 unstable areas including 3 slides caused by a non functional class IV watercourse, a slide caused by poor fill placement off the P line road, and fill failures off the outside edge of the 210U7.1 and 160U roads.  SPI wants to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and use an existing steep road segment that exceeds 15% grade for over 500 feet.  63 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 2 goshawk territories in section 11, and 6 CA spotted owl territories within 1.3 mi.  Butte county morning glory was found in sections 13, 21, 27, 29, Mildred’s clarkia was found in sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, Mosquin’s clarkia was found in section 22, Giant checkerbloom was found in section 14, Brownish beaked rush was found in section 12, and Closed throated beardtongue was found in sections 1, 11, and 18. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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


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THP 2-15-050 SHA (Big Bend THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 589 acres; 94% clearcut, 6% roadside logging.  East Fork Nelson Creek, Indian Creek, Devils Canyon (MD: T37N R1E Sec.3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 22, 26, 27, 28).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, 15 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, 1 spotted owl within 1.3 mi, 2 goshawks within .75 mi, fisher sighting in section 35, cascade frog sightings nearby, scattered large trees over 40" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/13/15. VIEW

This THP is about 3 miles NE of Big Bend, CA and about a dozen miles NW of Burney, CA at an elevation of 2,600 to 4,600 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in sugar pine, Douglas fir, white fir, ponderosa pine and incense cedar forests.  Ground based equipment is proposed for use in areas designated for cable logging in units 4C, 4D, 5B, 27A, 27B, & 28, and 2 skid roads are proposed for use inside class II (mid sized) watercourses in units 15B and 22B.  A new road is also proposed for construction above an unstable headwall swale area in section 3, and tractor logging is proposed around unstable areas in units 22D, 4D, and 5B.  Tractors are proposed for use on steep slopes over 50% grade that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse in units 22A and 3B, and tractor crossings are proposed for use inside class III (intermittent) watercourses during the winter period. 15 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  There are 2 goshawk territories within .5 mi of the THP area in section 9, and within .75 mi of the THP area in section 32.  An historic (prior to 2004) fisher sighting was reported in section 35, and cascade frogs were reported to be in the East Fork Nelson Creek in section 30. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Green Diamond Resource Company planning a pair of THPs along the western boundary of Redwood National Park.


PANORAMIC Photo By inna12
THP 1-15-078 HUM (BL1380 Thin) Green Diamond Resource Company, 146.2 acres; 69% commercial thin, 30% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging. McDonald Creek (HUM: T9N R1E Sec.4, 9; T10N R1E Sec.33).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, redwood national park, coho watershed, 4 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher sighting in unit A, 3 osprey nests within .25 mi of haul roads, southern torrent salamander and tailed frog sightings nearby, marbled murrelet stand within .47 mi, bald eagle nest within 1.8 mi, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 09/05/15. VIEW

This THP is about 9 miles north of Trinidad, CA near Big Lagoon and the western boundary of Redwood National Park.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, grand fir and western hemlock forests at an elevation of 0 to 1,900 feet.  There are 5 landslide terrain sites including 2 unstable areas in the center of unit B, 2 unstable areas in the south central portion of unit B, and an unstable area along the north side of the BL1000 Road in unit A. Three osprey nests are located within .25 mi of the LP Mill, BL1300, and BL1000 haul roads, and there is a bald eagle nest 1.8 miles SW of the THP area.  Marbled murrelet habitat is located within .47 mi of the THP area on Redwood National Park lands, and within .25 mi of the LP Mill haul road.  Southern torrent salamanders and tailed frog sightings were reported at McDonald Creek.  Spotted owl nesting territories are within .25 mi of unit A, and within .5 mi of units B, C and D.  This THP is just north of Green Diamond Resource Company’s new (BL1000/1500) THP 1-15-079 HUM.

THP 1-15-079 HUM (BL1000/1500 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 141.6 acres; 56% clearcut, 40% selection, 2% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging. McDonald Creek Pitcher Creek (HUM: T9N R1E Sec.9, 15, 16, 22, 23).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, steep road, 10 landslide terrain sites, 11 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, redwood national park, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, southern torrent salamander and tailed frog sightings nearby, trees up to 40" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/06/15. VIEW

This THP is about 7 miles north of Trinidad, CA near Big Lagoon and the western boundary of Redwood National Park.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, cable and shovel logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests at an elevation of 1000 to 2,260 feet. There is a Special Treatment Area zone within 200 feet of Redwood National Park to hide the effects of clearcutting in unit A. 10 landslide terrain sites are within the THP area including a deep seated landslide near a seep in unit B, 2 earth flows near the eastern edge of unit C, 3 landslide terrain features near watercourses in unit C, 1 landslide terrain feature just outside of unit C, 3 landslide terrain features near watercourses in unit D, and a shallow rapid landslide in unit D near the BL1000 haul road.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use a shovel yarder on .2 acres of deep seated landslide terrain in unit B, and construct a steep road segment in unit C with a grade exceeding 15% for 260 feet.  There are 11 road drainage sites planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings. Southern torrent salamanders and tailed frogs were reported to be at Pitcher Creek, and there is marbled murrelet habitat 1 mile east of the THP area.  This THP is just south of Green Diamond Resource Company’s new (BL1380 Thin) THP 1-15-078 HUM. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log near Beardsley Reservoir east of Arnold, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By VJ Sb
THP 4-15-011 TUO (Pendola THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 445 acres; 77% clearcut, 9% fuelbreak, 9% commercial thin, 3% selection, 2% meadow restoration, 1% no-harvest logging.  Dry Meadow Creek Soap Creek (MD: T4N R16E Sec.1, 12; T4N R17E Sec.4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, oversized units, 42 road drainage work sites, camp mensinger boy scout camp, herbicides, 9 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 goshawk territories nearby, trees up 44" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 09/08/15. VIEW

This THP is about 11 miles east of Arnold, CA, and a couple miles west of Beardsley Reservoir near the Camp Mensinger Boy Scout Camp. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 4,075 to 5,400 feet.  SPI wants to use a tracked excavator on slopes up to 50% grade for mechanical site preparation, and use an existing skid trail along the edge of a class II (mid sized) watercourse inside unit 5343.  They also want an exception to the Forest Practice Rules to be able to use class III (intermittent) crossings during the winter period. There are 192 acres of so called "operational buffers" around THP units for skid trail access, fire line construction, log loading, tail holds and 42 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, ditch construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. The THP also includes 9 acres of conifer removal around Sourgrass and Pendola Meadows. Two goshawk nesting territories are located nearby in sections 01 and 22.  This THP is just east of Sierra Pacific Industries new (Red Soap) THP 4-15-006 TUO. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut south of Redwood National Park


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THP 1-15-076 HUM (Panther Creek THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 145 acres; 59% clearcut, 35% selection, 6% no-harvest logging. Panther Creek (HUM: T8N R2E Sec.15, 16, 21, 22).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 7 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 4 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher sighting in unit A, coastal tailed frog and southern torrent salamander sightings near units A, B and E, running pine, trees up to 70" dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 08/25/15. VIEW

This THP is 10 miles east of Trinidad, CA and just south of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 1,450 to 1,800 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, western hemlock and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into Redwood Creek which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature and contains coastal cutthroat trout, steelhead and coho salmon.  There are multiple landslide terrain sites including a debris slide in the central portion of unit A, disrupted ground along the southern portion of unit B, a slide feature along the boundary creek in unit C, and deep seated landslide terrain inside unit D.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use a yarder within portions of a class II (mid sized) watercourse along the CR 2900 Road to sort and load logs.  7 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. Running pine was reported in unit F, and there are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 mi of unit A, and within .5 mi of unit B. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Green Diamond Resource Company to log on steep and unstable slopes near the CA/OR border.


PANORAMIC Photo By MaxFarrar
THP 1-15-069 DEL (W-1105 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 200.8 acres; 41% commercial thin, 33% clearcut, 18% selection, 8% no-harvest, misc roadside logging. S. Fork Winchuck River (HUM: T18N R1W Sec.3; T19N R1W Sec.33, 34).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, steep roads, landslide terrain, 26 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, Del Norte salamander sightings in units A & B, southern torrent salamander and tailed frog sightings nearby, marbled murrelet and fisher habitat nearby, trees up to 60” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/13/15. VIEW

This THP is 3 miles NE of Smith River, CA and 2 miles SE of Brookings, OR near the CA/OR border at an elevation of 40 to 810 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, western hemlock, grand fir, western red cedar and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area drains into the Winchuck River which contains steelhead, coho, and chinook salmon and flows into the Pacific Ocean.  There are multiple landslide terrain sites outside of THP units including unstable areas to the west and east of unit D, steep inner gorges along the eastern edge of unit A, an unstable area downslope of unit E, and a debris shoot west of unit F.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a temporary road along the outer zone of a watercourse in unit A, and construct a seasonal road on slopes over 50% grade within 100 feet of a class II (mid sized) watercourse.  They also want to re-construct 550 feet of seasonal Road W-1003 which exceeds 15% grade, and 8 shorter segments of roads over 200 feet that exceed 15% grade.  The THP includes 2,790 feet of new seasonal road construction, 4,810 feet of temporary road construction, and 26 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings. Southern torrent salamander and tailed frogs were reported along the South Fork of the Winchuck River watershed.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 mi of units C and F. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log near Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park.


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THP 1-15-068 HUM (Stevens Creek Central 16 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 245 acres; 70% clearcut, 28% selection, 2% no-harvest, misc roadside logging. Stevens Creek, Grizzly Creek (HUM: T1N R2E Sec.1; T2N R2E Sec.25, 26, 34, 35, 36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 9 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, grizzly creek state park, herbicides, coho watershed, 12+ spotted owls within 1.3 mi, marbled murrelet stand within .25 mi, fisher sighting in unit D, Townsend’s big eared bat sighting within 1 mi, trees up to 52” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/13/15. VIEW

This THP is about 10 miles NE of Scotia, CA on the Coast Range and about 1 mi north of Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park at an elevation of 735 to 2,040 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, cable and shovel logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and redwood forests. The THP area flows into the Van Duzen River which is listed as impaired for sediment and contains coho, chinook salmon and steelhead.  There are multiple landslide terrain sites including a debris flow along the SW portion of unit D, deep seated landslide terrain along the eastern and southern edges of unit E, shallow rapid landslide terrain in unit E, an unstable area below the G-1200 road in unit F, and unstable areas along the NE corner, middle and southern edges of unit I.  Green Diamond Resource Company wants to use ground based equipment to yard, deck and load logs off a landing and temporary road partially inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse.  9 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed our crossings.  A Townsend’s big eared bat was seen at Grizzly Creek State Park (1 mi south of the THP area near Highway 36), and there is marbled murrelet habitat inside Grizzly Creek State Park within 300 feet of State Highway 36, and within 300 feet of the G1000 Road and within .25 mi of unit F.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 mi of units A, D, E, F, G, H, I, and within .5 mi of units B and C. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut along Highway 32 NE of Chico, CA.


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THP 2-15-047 BUT (Cedar Branch THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 608.5 acres; 91% clearcut, 8% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Carpenter Ridge, Timbered Crater, Bull Creek (MD: T24N R3E Sec.2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16; T25N R3E Sec.1, 11, 12, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, 35).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, steep road, 35 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, mine shafts, herbicides, chinook watershed, 9 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, goshawk territory within .25 mi of units 11 and 12, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/17/15. VIEW

This THP is about a dozen miles NE of Chico, CA near Lomo and Highway 32.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in white fir, Douglas fir, sugar pine, ponderosa pine and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 2,320 to 4,360 feet.  SPI wants to use an existing landing inside a class I (year round) watercourse for the loading and cutting of logs inside unit 12, and construct 150 feet of seasonal road (Road 105 F) on steep slopes over 65% grade. There is a 30 year old mining feature in unit 21, and mine shafts near units 28 & 29.  35 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a goshawk territory within .25 mi of units 11 and 12 inside section 22.  This THP overlaps the southern edge of SPI’s new Humboldt Fuelbreak THP 2-15-046 BUT. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to build a fuel break along Highway 32 NE of Chico, CA.


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THP 2-15-046 BUT (Humboldt Fuelbreak) Sierra Pacific Industries, 980 acres; 94% fuelbreak, 6% selection logging.  Carpenter Ridge, Ninemile Creek, Campbell Creek, Upper Little Chico Creek, Bear Lake, Cascade Creek, Transfer, Bolt Creek, Bull Creek (MD: T24N R3E Sec.9, 16, 29; T25N R3E Sec.1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 22, 27, 28, 33; T26N R3E Sec.25, 36; T26N R4E Sec.6, 7, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 29, 30).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 25 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, chinook watershed, 16 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 3 goshawk territories within 1.3 mi, nightblooming false bindweed, Hall’s rupertia, trees up to 64” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/17/15. VIEW

SPI is planning a fuelbreak that parallels Highway 32 from Forest Ranch to Lomo, and then along Humboldt Road from Lomo to Butte Meadows, including 57 acres of selection logging around the Camp Lassen Boy Scout Camp.  The THP will be tractor based, and includes 2,700 feet of new road construction, and 1,600 feet of road re-construction in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar and white fir forests at elevations ranging from 3,040 to 5,320 feet.  25 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 3 goshawk territories within 1.3 mi, including a goshawk territory within .25 mi of unit 2, and 16 CA spotted owl territories.  Nightblooming false bindweed and Hall’s rupertia were found in the THP area.  The southern portion of this THP overlaps SPI’s new Cedar Branch THP 2-15-047 BUT. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.