Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log north of Lake Shasta.


PANORAMIO Photo By zarpheous
THP 2-16-036 SHA (Green Salt THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 279 acres; 99% clearcut, 1% no-harvest logging.  Campbell Creek, North Salt Creek, Boulder Creek (MD: T36N R4W Sec.9, 15, 17; T36N R5W Sec.13).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, unstable area, oversized units, herbicides, spotted owl, trees over 32" dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 09/17/16. VIEW

This THP is about 25 miles north of Redding, CA and about 5 miles north of Lakehead, CA near Lake Shasta at an elevation of 2,000 to 3,500 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir and incense cedar forests.  There is an unstable area along a road in section 13 outside of THP units.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning to use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65% grade within unit 13D.  Sections 9 and 15 are adjacent to the West Girard roadless area.  An osprey sighting (2003) was reported just south of the community of Sweetbriar, and a western pond turtle was reported to be 2 miles downstream of the THP area along north salt creek.  There is 1 spotted owl nesting territory within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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