|PANORAMIC Photo of Ponderosa Reservoir By wkuykendall|
This THP is about 14 miles east of Oroville, CA and about 1.25 miles west of Forbestown, CA at an elevation of 3,200 to 3,321 feet. The THP area is 2 miles from Lake Oroville, and 1.7 miles upstream from Ponderosa Lake, a popular fishing destination. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, Douglas fir and white fir forests. There is a radio transmission tower adjacent to the THP area, and a goshawk sighting was reported nearby. Three CA spotted owl territories are located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.