|PANORAMIO By Mr Goose Skin|
This THP is about 6 miles NW of Camptonville, CA and about 20 miles east of Oroville, CA at an elevation of 2,700 to 3,400 feet. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and white fir forests. The THP area flows into the New Bullards Bar Reservoir, a popular fishing, boating and swimming destination with 2 powerhouses and a campground. SPI wants to construct an in-stream waterhole near a spring along Empire Creek, and re-construct an existing skid crossing through Empire Creek. There are 3 CA spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area, including a CA spotted owl nesting territory within .1 mi of the THP area in section 12, and a CA spotted owl nesting territory within .73 mi of the THP area in section 23.