|PANORAMIC Photo By Mike Phillips|
This THP is about 7.5 mi SE of Elk, CA and about 7.5 mi SW of Philo, CA along the Mendocino coastline. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 500 to 1,600 feet. The THP area contains 13 landslide terrain sites including earth flows, debris slide slopes, debris slides, and soil creep. There are multiple road failure sites including cut bank failures, fill failures and washed out crossings. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use heavy equipment on unstable areas (deep seated landslide terrain), and use heavy equipment on steep slopes between 50% grade and 65% grade with a high erosion hazard in units 1, 6 and 8. They also want to use heavy equipment on steep slopes over 65% grade along the NW corner of unit 1, and construct 2 segments of seasonal steep roads between 15% and 20% grade that exceed 500 feet in length. 17 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/restoration. There are 5 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 mi of the THP area.