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.

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


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THP 2-15-072 SHA (Dana THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 898 acres; 95% clearcut, 5% fuelbreak logging.  Cayton Creek, Thousand Springs, Dry creek (MD: T38N R3E Sec.9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 34, 35, 36).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, 4 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, goshawk territory within 1.5 mi, 3 sensitive plant species, trees over 32" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/15. VIEW

This THP is 15 miles north of Burney, CA near the junction of Highway 89 and Lassen County Road A19 (Dana/McArthur Road).  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, white fir and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 3,300 to 4,200 feet.  There is a goshawk territory within 1.5 mi of THP units in section 7.  Susanville milk vetch was found in unit 16C, California gold banner was found in units 9C, 10A, 16C and 15D, and Silvery false lupine was found in units 35C, 35D, and 36C. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log in the Sacramento Canyon.


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THP 2-15-071 SHA (Tater THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 531 acres; 100% clearcut logging, misc roadside logging.  Lower South Fork Sacramento R., Upper South Fork Sacramento R. (MD: T37N R4W Sec.21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, impaired 303.d watershed, Girard roadless area, herbicides, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/15. VIEW

This THP is 30 miles north of Redding, CA and 7 miles south of Castella, CA in the Sacramento Canyon at an elevation of 2,000 to 4,000 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and white fir forests.  Sections 24, 25, 26 and 33 are adjacent to the Girard Roadless Area.  Sierra Pacific Industries wants to construct 300 feet of temporary road on steep slopes over 65% grade in unit 28C, and use tractors on steep slopes over 65% grade within units 26A and 27D. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Fruit Growers Supply Company to log in nice high elevation stands north of Westwood, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Josh Kincheloe
THP 2-15-070 LAS (Round Valley THP) Fruit Growers Supply Company, 1,487 acres; 57% selection, 25% sanitation salvage, 17% clearcut, 1% shelterwood, misc roadside logging.  Norvell, Pine Lake, Pine Creek Valley (MD: T31N R8E Sec.15, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 33).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, 5 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 3 goshawk nests within .25 mi, 2 Sierra Nevada red fox sightings within .75 mi, greater sand hill cranes within .5 mi, 2 badger sightings nearby, trees up to 115 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/15. VIEW

This THP is about 14 miles north of Westwood, CA near the junction of Highway 44 and Lassen County road A21 at an elevation of 5,674 to 6,396 feet.  Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning a tractor based logging operation in high elevation stands of Jeffrey pine, western white pine, red fir, white fir, western hemlock and lodge pole pine.  Two goshawk nests are located within .25 mi of the THP area in section 22, and 1 goshawk nest is located within .25 mi of the THP area in section 21. Multiple Sierra Nevada red fox sightings were reported within .25 mi and .75 mi of the THP area in sections 4, 29 and 34. There have been American marten sightings in the general area, 2 badger sightings in the THP area within section 28, and sandhill cranes have been spotted nesting at nearby long lake and feather lake. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to log out nice high elevation stands near Donner Lake.


PANORAMIO Photo By A. T. Burke
THP 2-15-069 PLA (Deep Cold THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 3,116.2 acres; 77% group selection, 20% sanitation salvage, 2% no-harvest, 1% commercial thin, misc shelterwood, seed tree and roadside logging.  Trout Creek, Emigrant Canyon, Deep Creek (MD: T16N R15E Sec.1; T16N R16E Sec.5, 6, 7; T17N R15E Sec.25, 34, 35, 36; T17N R16E Sec.30, 31).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 52 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, pacific crest trail, herbicides, 4 CA spotted owl sightings within 1,600 feet, 2 goshawk sightings in sections 30 and 35, marten sighting in section 31, 6 mountain beaver sightings within 3,700 feet, lahontan cutthroat trout sighting within 3,600 feet, donnor pass buckwheat, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/15. VIEW

This THP is 4 miles SW of Truckee, CA and 1.5 miles south of Donner Lake and Interstate 80 near the Sierra crest at an elevation of 6,200 to 8,020 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation on steep and unstable slopes amongst nice high elevation stands of Jeffrey pine, western white pine, red fir, white fir, western hemlock and lodge pole pine.  The THP area is close to the Pacific Crest Trail in section 34, and drains towards the Truckee River which is listed as an impaired watershed for siltation.  There are 3 granitic/sandy slide areas in sections 35 and 26, including over steep headwall scarps and loose hummocky terrain.  52 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Donnor pass buckwheat was reported within 3,600 feet of the THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to log on steep and unstable slopes NE of Crescent City, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By valarienne
THP 1-15-105 DEL (Sultan NB-340 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 213.5 acres; 47% clearcut, 27% commercial thin, 16% selection, 6% no-harvest, 3% roadside, 1% special logging. Little Mill Creek (HUM: T17N R1E Sec.7, 8, 17, 18, 19).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 21 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, ruffled grouse sighting, Indian pipe, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/15. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles NE of Crescent City, CA and about 4 miles NW of Gasquet, CA and Highway 199 at an elevation of 80 to 1,300 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and western hemlock forests.  The THP area drains into the Smith River Watershed which contains chinook, coho, steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout.  There are multiple road failure sites including fill failures, cut bank failures, channelized road beds, sink holes and bank sloughing.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to construct a new temporary road inside a class I (year round) watercourse in unit A.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings.  Indian Pipe was found in units D, E and F. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log near Beardsley Lake and the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River.


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THP 4-15-014 TUO (Middle Fork THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 337 acres; 72% clearcut, 24% fuelbreak, 4% selection, misc roadside logging. Dry Meadow Creek (MD: T4N R16E Sec.13; T4N R17E Sec.7, 16, 17, 18, 21, 28, 29).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, 2 unstable areas, steep slopes up to 60%, 35 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, 7 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 goshawk nest sites > 1 mi, trees up to 60" dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 12/11/15. VIEW

This THP is about a dozen miles SE of Arnold, CA near Beardsley Lake and the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River at an elevation of 3,100 to 4,700 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests.  SPI wants to use 4 skid trails inside class I, class II and class III watercourses, and use tractors at class III (intermittent) watercourse crossings during the winter period. 35 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log amongst trees up to 52” dbh near Calaveras Big Trees State Park.


Calaveras Big Trees State Park photo by Tony Immoos
THP 4-15-013 TUO (Moody Lynx THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 389 acres; 84% clearcut, 8% shelterwood, 8% selection logging.  Lower Griswold Creek, McCormick Creek (MD: T4N R15E Sec.1, 11, 12, 13, 14; T4N R16E Sec.5, 6, 7, 8; T5N R16E Sec.32, 33).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, unstable area in section 8, wet areas, 24 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, Calaveras big trees state park, 15 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, goshawk nest in unit 1277, 2 foothill yellow legged frog sightings within 1.2 mi, trees up to 52" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/10/15. VIEW

This THP is about 4 miles SE of Arnold, CA, near the southern border of Calaveras Big Trees State Park and McKay Reservoir at an elevation of 3,435 to 5,150 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, sugar pine, white fir and incense cedar forests.  SPI wants to use several segments of skid roads inside class II (mid sized) and class III (intermittent) watercourses, and a segment of seasonal road inside a class I (year round) watercourse.  24 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  There are goshawk nests in unit 1277 and section 4, and 2 foothill yellow legged frogs were reported within 800 feet and 1.2 mi of the THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log south of Mt. Shasta.


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THP 2-15-067 SIS (Shasta View THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 344 acres; 92% clearcut, 7% selection, 1% roadside logging. Ney Springs Creek, Big Canyon Creek (MD: T39N R4W Sec.2, 3, 10, 11, 15, 16; T40N R4W Sec.33).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, unstable areas, 66 road drainage work sites, herbicides, osprey nest within 3,000 feet, foothill yellow legged frog within 2,200 feet, peregrine falcon nearby, Rattlesnake fern, Klamath fawn lily, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/30/15. VIEW

This THP is 3 miles south of Mt Shasta, CA and 3 miles NW of Dunsmuir, CA at an elevation of 3,100 to 5,520 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in white fir, sugar pine, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and incense cedar forests.  Ground based equipment is planned for use in areas designated for cable logging inside units 1003, 1004, 1500, 1501, 1604, 1606, 3300 and 3302.  66 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/restoration.  An osprey nest is located within 3,000 feet of unit 3301 in section 34, a peregrine falcon site is located near sections 15 and 16, and a foothill yellow legged frog was seen 2,200 feet upstream from unit 3302.  Rattlesnake fern was found in section 11, and Klamath fawn lily was found in section 16 south of unit 1603. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

SPI planning a pair of clearcut THPs in nice high elevation red fir large tree stands near Mt. Shasta.


PANORAMIO Photo By Aaron Nuffer
THP 2-15-065 SIS (Cold Pilgrim THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 499 acres; 95% clearcut, 4% shelterwood, 1% selection logging. Pilgrim Creek, Upper Ash Creek, Widow Spring (MD: T41N R2W Sec.17, 19, 21, 28, 29).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, herbicides, oversized units, high elevation red fir stand, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 3 goshawk sightings within 1.2 mi, martin sighting within 4,285 feet, Wilkin's bellflower, trees over 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/30/15.  VIEW

This THP is about a dozen miles NE of the city of Mt. Shasta, and a few miles east of Mt. Shasta at an elevation of 5,440 to 7,120 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based clearcut logging operation in a high elevation pure red fir forest with trees over 36” dbh.  There were 3 goshawk sightings within 1.2 mi of the THP area in sections 15, 22 and 32, and a martin sighting within 4,285 feet of the THP area in section 16. There is also an historic (1989) sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox within 1.6 mi of the THP area in section 9, and an historic (1980) sighting of a pacific fisher within 1,829 feet of the THP area in section 20. Wilkin's bellflower was found within units 21B and 21C.  This THP is just NE of SPI’s 2-15-068 SIS (Panther THP) and 2-15-066 SIS (Red Intake THP).

THP 2-15-066 SIS (Red Intake THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 321 acres; 92% clearcut, 6% roadside, 3% selection logging. Squaw Valley Creek (MD: T40N R2W Sec.7; T40N R3W Sec.1, 2, 11, 13).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 60%, herbicides, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 3 goshawk sightings within 1 mi, trees over 40" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/30/15.  VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles east of the city of Mt. Shasta, 3 miles east of the ski area and about 3 to 5 miles north of McCloud, CA at an elevation of 4,600 to 6,700 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in nice high elevation red fir, white fir, sugar pine, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and incense cedar forests with trees over 40" dbh.  SPI wants to use temporary skid trail crossings inside class III (intermittent) watercourses during the winter period, and use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging inside units 1D and 11A.  There were 3 goshawk sightings reported including a sighting over 1,000 feet from the THP area in section 7, a sighting over a mile away in section 12, and a sighting about 2,400 feet from the THP area in section 6. For spotted owl nesting territory SIS0230, this THP will reduce foraging habitat by 71 acres within 1.3 mi.  This THP is just SW of SPI’s 2-15-065 SIS (Cold Pilgrim THP) and NE of SPI’s 2-15-068 SIS (Panther THP). More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut east of Trinity Lake.


PANORAMIO Photo By jpobursky
THP 2-15-064 SHA (Clear Onion THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 277 acres; 96% clearcut, 4% shelterwood logging.  Damnation Creek, Slate Creek (MD: T35N R6W Sec.5, 7; T35N R7W Sec.1).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, unstable areas, impaired 303.d watershed, wet areas, herbicides, oversized units, 6 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 fisher sightings within 1,089 feet, goshawk nest within 4,654 feet, 6 sensitive plant species, trees over 32" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/30/15. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Trinity Center and about 5 miles east of Trinity Lake at an elevation of 3,120 to 5,000 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor and cable clearcut logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  There is an unstable area in section 5, and wet areas in sections 1, 5 and 7.  SPI wants to use tractors on slopes over 50% grade with a high erosion hazard in units 1b, 5C and 5J.  Two pacific fisher sightings were reported within 289 and 1,089 feet of unit 5A, 2 historic (1972) sightings of pacific tailed frogs were reported within 1.5 mi of unit 5A, and there is a goshawk nest within 4,654 feet of unit 5A.  English peak greenbrier was found in unit 5G, Klamath mountain catchfly was found in units 5A and 5C, Slender false lupine was found in unit 5L, Bear valley buckwheat was found in unit 7C, Northern clarkia was found near unit 7D and the road cut below, and Siskiyou onion was found near unit 7D. For spotted owl nesting territory SHA0020, this THP will reduce foraging habitat by 26 acres within .7 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory SHA0022, this THP will reduce foraging habitat by 63 acres within 1.3 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory SHA0035, this THP will reduce foraging habitat by 4 acres within 1.3 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory SHA0103, this THP will reduce foraging habitat by 13 acres within 1.3 mi. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log south of Trinity Lake.


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THP 2-15-063 TRI (Smurfer THP) Sierra Pacific Industries; 310 acres; 87% clearcut, 6% rehab, 5% selection, 2% roadside logging.  Buckeye Creek, Mooney Gulch (MD: T34N R8W Sec.29; T34N R9W Sec.11, 13, 14).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, oversized units, coho watershed, 4 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 bald eagle nest sites within 1 mi, 6 sensitive plant species, trees up to 24" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/10/15. VIEW

This THP is about 7 miles NE of Weaverville, CA and 3 miles west of Lake Trinity Dam at an elevation of 2,680 to 3,280 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation on steep slopes in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, white fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  Tractors are proposed for use on slopes over 65% in units 4825, 4826, 4829 and 4858, and on class III (intermittent) temporary crossings during the winter period.  Twelve road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There are Bald eagle nest sites in sections 9 and 29.  Slender false lupine was found in unit 4874; tauschia glacua was found in units 4825, 4829, 4869, 4872 and 4874; Clustered lady's slipper was found in unit 4029; Siskiyou onion was found in unit 5132B; Klamath mountain catchfly was found in units 4858 and 4874; and English peak greenbrier was found in unit 4872. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut east of Trinidad, CA.


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THP 1-15-104 HUM (M Line Creek 17 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 146.5 acres; 69% clearcut, 24% no-harvest, 7% selection logging.  Maple Creek, McDonald Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec.9, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 6 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 osprey nests within .25 mi of units B and C, southern torrent salamander sightings near units A and D, red legged frog sightings in units B and C, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 11/10/15. VIEW

This THP is 3 miles east of Trinidad, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 500 to 1,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, grand fir, Sitka spruce, western hemlock and Douglas fir forests.  There is a shallow rapid landslide terrain site along the upper portion of unit A, a headwall swale in the center of unit C, and 7 shallow rapid landslide terrain sites and 5 headwall swales in unit E.  An osprey nest is located within .25 mi of units B, C, haul roads CR1400 and CR1430, and a second osprey nest is located within .25 mi of unit B, and the CR1400 haul road. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log inside large tree marbled murrelet stands near Scotia.


PANORAMIC Photo of giant redwood in Bull Creek By Steve Tignor.
THP 1-15-103 HUM (Thunder Mug THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 291 acres; 54% group selection, 19% variable retention, 19% no-harvest, 7% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Jordan Creek (HUM: T1N R1E Sec.35; HUM: T1S R1E Sec.2, 3).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, steep slopes over 65%, impaired 303.d watershed, logging inside large tree marbled murrelet stands, coho watershed, herbicides, 7 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, trees up to 36" dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 11/10/15. VIEW

This THP is 5 miles SW of Scotia, CA and a few miles south of Highway 101 at an elevation of 560 to 2,600 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for temperature and sediment. There are 3 landslide terrain sites including a debris slide, inner gorge slope and swale in unit 1, 3 debris slides in unit 2, 11 landslide terrain sites in unit 4 including debris slides and fill slope failures, and 11 landslide terrain sites in unit 5 including disrupted ground, debris slides, debris flows and steep stream side slopes.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on slopes designated for cable logging, and log inside marbled murrelet stands within unit 2 (464D) and 470D. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log near Mt. Shasta Ski Park and nordic center.


PANORAMIC Photo By kspeake
THP 2-15-068 SIS (Panther THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 572.4 acres; 85% clearcut, 14% shelterwood, 1% selection, misc roadside, misc no-harvest logging.  Big Canyon Creek, Lower Panther Creek, Mott, Upper Panther Creek (MD: T40N R3W Sec.2, 11, 15, 19, 21, 29, 30, 31).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, herbicides, oversized units, goshawk sightings in section 19, 3 pacific fisher sightings within 2 mi, red fox sighting in section 1, wilkin's harebell, trees up to 200 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/30/15. VIEW

This THP is 4 miles east of the city of Mt. Shasta along the Mount Shasta Ski Park Highway and east of the ski area below Gray Butte at an elevation of 4,000 to 6,800 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in white fir, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, sugar pine, incense cedar and knob cone pine forests at the lower elevations, and within nice high elevation stands of red fir and western hemlock at the higher elevations.  Goshawk sightings were reported in section 19, there were several pacific fisher sightings within 2 mi, and in 2006 a red fox was reported in section 1 near the west edge of McCloud, CA.  Wilkin's harebell was found at a water drafting site near Squaw Valley Creek in section 2.  More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.