Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sierra Pacific Industries to log near Camptonville, CA.

PANORAMIC Photo By clarksaw
THP 2-16-027 YUB (Dew Point THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 290 acres; 62% group selection, 31% clearcut, 7% sanitation salvage logging.  Brandy Creek (MD: T19N R8E Sec.26, 35).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, 3 unstable areas, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, foothill yellow legged frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 08/10/16. VIEW

This THP is about 15 to 17 miles north of the Nevada City/Grass Valley area and 1 mile north of Camptonville, CA at an elevation of 2,600 to 3,200 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests.  There are 3 unstable areas in sections 26 and 35 in close proximity to an existing road that has historic strip mining and tailing damage.  Two sightings of Foothill Yellow Legged Frogs were reported in sections 3 and 24 (within .7 to 1.34 mi of the THP area).  There are 4 CA spotted owl territories within 1.3 mi of the THP area.

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