Monday, December 5, 2016

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

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THP 2-16-077 SHA (Cedar Boots THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 392 acres; 91% clearcut, 9% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Cedar Creek, Lookout Mountain, Upper Montgomery Creek (MD: T34N R1E Sec.14, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 39 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, snow mountain roadless area, herbicides, CA spotted owl, fisher, goshawk, Pacific tailed frog, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/20/16. VIEW

This THP is about 10 miles SW of Burney, CA and about 4 miles east of the town of Round Mountain and Highway 299 at an elevation of 4,400 to 5,200 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  Section 23 is adjacent to the Snow Mountain Roadless Area.  39 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Goshawk nests were reported in sections 15, 23 and 27, and Pacific fisher was reported in sections 15, 23 and 27.  Pacific tailed frogs were sighted along the South Fork of Cedar Creek near units 2201 and 2308.  There is 1 CA spotted owl nesting territory within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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