Monday, August 15, 2016

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log NW of Burney, CA.

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THP 2-16-032 SHA (East Cantrell THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 188 acres; 99% clearcut, 1% selection logging.  Deep Creek (MD: T36N R1E Sec.16, 17, 21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, spotted owl, osprey, western pond turtle, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 08/25/16. VIEW

This THP is about 30 miles NE of Redding, CA and about 10 miles NW of Burney, CA at an elevation of 2,320 to 4,000 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar, sugar pine and ponderosa pine forests.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning to use tractors inside areas designated for cable logging to construct fire breaks and for site preparation activities.  There are osprey nests nearby along the Pit River, and a western pond turtle was reported to be one mile NW of the THP area at Tunnel Reservoir.  One spotted owl nesting territory was reported within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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