Monday, May 2, 2016

Sierra Pacific Industries to log SE of Quincy, CA.

PANORAMIC Photo By ExButte Sheriff
THP 2-16-007 PLU (Ranch THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 652 acres; 53% sanitation salvage, 35% clearcut, 9% commercial thin, 3% selection, misc roadside logging.  Estnay Creek (MD: T23N R11E Sec.5, 6; T24N R11E Sec.29, 31, 32).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 56 road drainage work sites, herbicides, CA spotted owl, goshawk, Quincy lupine, trees up to 30" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/12/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Quincy, CA and a mile east of Highway 89 at an elevation of 4,000 to 4,500 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, sugar pine and ponderosa pine forests.  There are some existing road segments within a watercourse in sections 5, 6, 29, 30, 31 and 32.  Fifty-six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.   A northern goshawk was reported in section 29, and Quincy lupine was reported in sections 5, 6, 29, 31 and 32.

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