|PANORAMIC Photo By jmkeegan|
This THP is about 12 miles east of Fort Bragg, CA and Highway 1, and about 6 miles north of Highway 20 at an elevation of 320 to 1,360 feet. The western and southern portions of the THP area are adjacent to the Skunk Train route, including the Northspur station. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area drains down the North Fork of the Noyo River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and siltation. There are 2 cut bank road related failure sites in sections 5 and 9, and 4 landslide terrain sites in sections 5, 8 and 9. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and to use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65% grade. They also are planning to use 2 landings and 2 skid trails inside a watercourse area, and construct 850 feet of new roads on steep slopes over 65% grade. 66 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings and sink holes. Redwood lily was found in the THP area, and there is an old growth bat tree that will be inspected. There are 3 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.