Monday, July 18, 2016

Mendocino Redwood Company to log SW of Comptche, CA near the South Fork of the Albion River.

PANORAMIC Photo By dsaracin
THP 1-16-062 MEN (Tilley Mack 2016 THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 447 acres; 70% group selection, 30% transition logging.  South Fork Albion River (MD: T16N R16W Sec.16, 17, 20, 21, 28).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 50 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owls, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 08/07/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles east of Albion, CA and about 4 miles SW of Comptche, CA at an elevation of 100 to 1,000 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area is adjacent to the South Fork of the Albion River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use heavy equipment inside a watercourse area to long line logs adjacent to a class I (year round) watercourse.  50 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within .7mi of the THP area.

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