Monday, May 2, 2016

Timber Products Company to clearcut log near the CA/OR border.

PANORAMIC Photo By thptracker
THP 2-16-008 SIS (Eagle THP) Timber Products Company, 465 acres; 69% clearcut, 25% commercial thin, 6% meadow restoration logging.  Middle Shovel Creek, Upper Shovel Creek, Deer Creek, Lower Shovel Creek, Bear Canyon, Negro Creek (MD: T47N R3W Sec.16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, herbicides, wet meadows, impaired 303.d watershed, spotted owl, goshawk, osprey, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 05/14/16. VIEW

This THP is about 11 miles NW of MacDoel, CA and 23 miles NE of Yreka, CA at an elevation of 5,400 to 6,000 feet.  Timber Products Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in nice high elevation stands of white fir, red fir, Douglas fir, sugar pine, incense cedar and ponderosa pine forests.  There are 27 acres of meadow, aspen and wet meadow restoration proposed where heavy equipment will be used within watercourse areas to remove encroaching conifers in unit 2A.  Goshawk territories are located within sections 21 and 23 (near units 15 and 26), and an osprey territory is located 1.8 mies NE of the THP area.  A spotted owl nesting territory is located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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