Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut at Butte Meadows NE of Chico, CA.


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THP 2-16-014 BUT (Bolts THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 891 acres; 41% clearcut, 30% commercial thin, 29% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Coon Hollow, Cascade Creek, Bolt Creek, Bull Creek (MD: T26N R4E Sec.14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 36).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, unstable area, 41 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, wet areas, meadow, oversized units, herbicides, chinook watershed, CA spotted owl, goshawk, osprey, cascade frog, 5 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/23/16. VIEW

This THP is at Butte Meadows about 25 miles NE of Chico, CA and about 18 miles SW of Chester, CA.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based clearcut and commercial thin logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 4,200 to 5,600 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning 12,014 feet of new road construction, and 7,250 feet of road re-construction.  Existing road 120E2 is proposed for use inside a class I (year round) watercourse, and seasonal road 140E1 is proposed for use adjacent to a wet area.  There is a debris slide outside of the THP area near several haul roads in section 29.  41 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Three goshawk sightings were reported; including a sighting in section 15 (within .25 mi of units 4, 5 and haul roads 180E, 350G13), a sighting in section 11, and a sighting in section 36.  Other wildlife sightings include: an historical (1978) sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox within 1 mile of the THP area in section 30, an osprey sighting in section 30 (within .25 mi of haul roads 190A and the A Line Road), and a cascade frog sighting in section 29.  There are CA spotted owl nesting territories in section 10, and within .25 miles of unit 10 in sections 31 and 32.  Upswept moonwort was found in unit 15B, scalloped moonwort was found in units 3, 25B and haul road 180E, Mingan moonwort was found in unit 15B, Nightblooming false bindweed was found in units 1, 3 and haul road 180E, and Jonesville Springbeaugy was found in unit 15B.

Green Diamond Resource Company planning a pair of clearcut THPs east of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-16-041 HUM (Robber's Gulch THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 409 acres; 53% clearcut, 22% commercial thin, 17% selection, 7% no-harvest, 2% roadside Logging.  Upper Tully Creek (HUM: T9N R3E Sec.16, 17, 18, 19, 20).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 65 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, tailed frog, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/13/16. VIEW

This THP is about 15 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 6 miles SW of Weitchpec, CA along the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 1,710 to 2,890 feet.  The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  There are 22 landslide terrain/road failure sites within the THP area related to watercourses and roads including cut bank, fill slope, debris slides, earth flows, rock slides and disrupted ground.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to re-construct 3 segments of existing roads across unstable areas, and re-construct 2 segments of existing roads on slopes over 20% grade within units I and J.  They also want to re-construct an existing short segment of road inside unit G that exceeds 35% grade within 90 feet of a class II (mid-sized) watercourse.  65 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings (sink holes, bank sloughing, road bed channeling, bank sloughing, etc).  Golden eagles have been sighted within .5 mi of the THP area, and tailed frogs are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit A.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 mi of units E and G.  This THP is just north of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed “Tully Green” THP 1-16-042 HUM.

THP 1-16-042 HUM (Tully Creek THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 332 acres; 80% clearcut, 14% selection, 4% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging.  Lower Little Pine Creek, Upper Little Pine Creek, Upper Tully Creek, Snow Camp Creek (HUM: T9N R3E Sec.15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 28).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 41 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, adjacent to Redwood National Park, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, Sonoma tree vole, golden eagle, tailed frog, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/13/16. VIEW

This THP is about 14 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 6 miles SW of Weitchpec, CA along the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park (Unit A is adjacent).  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 1,700 to 3,200 feet.  The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  There are 6 landslide terrain sites including 4 unstable areas in unit C, 1 unstable area in unit D, 1 large unstable area with smaller unstable areas in unit G, and 5 road failure sites including cut bank failures, fill failures, road bed slumping and road bed channeling.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to re-construct a section of existing seasonal road across an unstable area in unit G.  41 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings (sink holes, bank sloughing, road bed channeling, bank sloughing, etc).  A Sonoma tree vole was reported to be in unit G during a 2001 survey, golden eagles have been sighted 1.3 miles NW of the THP area, and tailed frogs are known to occur immediately adjacent to unit A.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .5 mi of unit I.  This THP is just south of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently proposed “Robber's Gulch” THP 1-16-041 HUM.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut trees up to 68” dbh east of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-16-039 HUM (R-120 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 193.5 acres; 81% clearcut, 10% selection, 7% no-harvest, 2% roadside logging.  Upper Roach Creek (HUM: T9N R2E Sec.1, 2; T9N R3E Sec.6; T10N R2E Sec.36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, wet areas, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, trees up to 68" dbh. Estimated public comment deadline: 06/06/16. VIEW

This THP is about 13 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 10 miles west of Weitchpec, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and redwood forests.  The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  There is a steep headwall swale and a shallow rapid landslide terrain site in the eastern portion of unit D.  8 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Golden eagles have been sighted within .5 mi of the THP area.  There are trees up to 68" dbh in unit D, and spotted owl nesting territories within .25 mi of unit D, and within .5 mi of units E and F.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut trees up to 72” dbh near the CA/OR border.


PANORAMIC Photo By Heather Myers
THP 1-16-038 DEL (WI 1600/1700 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 198 acres; 60% clearcut, 23% selection, 13% commercial thin, 4% no-harvest, 1% roadside logging.  S. Fork Winchuck River (HUM: T18N R1E Sec.6; T18N R1W Sec.1; T19N R1E Sec.31).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, landslide terrain, 11 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, tailed frog, trees up to 72" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 06/01/16. VIEW

This THP is about 15 miles NE of Crescent City, CA and within a mile of the CA/OR border at an elevation of 560 to 1,600 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood and western hemlock forests.  There are 3 landslide terrain sites in units B, E and F, and trees up to 60" dbh in unit B, and trees up to 72" dbh in units E & G.  11 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Tailed frogs were reported adjacent to units A, E and G.  There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log SE of Crescent City, CA


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THP 1-16-037 DEL (H-370 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 107 acres; 74% clearcut, 23% no-harvest, 3% selection logging.  Upper West Fork Hunter Creek, North of Teds Ridge (HUM: T15N R1E Sec.33, 34).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, landslide terrain, steep slopes over 65%, 4 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, osprey, marbled murrelet, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/30/16. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles SE of Crescent City, CA and just SE of Highway 101 and Redwood National Park at an elevation of 800 to 1,640 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  There are 2 landslide terrain sites located along the northern and eastern boundaries of unit B, and disrupted ground in unit C.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use ground based equipment on steep slopes over 65% grade within unit A on designated skid trails.  Four road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There is an osprey nest site within .25 miles of the W10 haul road, and a marbled murrelet stand within .25 miles of the H200 haul road and within 300 feet of the W10 haul road.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-16-036 HUM (CL-800 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 168 acres; 69% clearcut, 26% selection, 5% no-harvest logging. Surpur Creek, Bear Creek, Ah Pah Creek (HUM: T11N R2E Sec.3, 4, 5, T12N R2E Sec.32, 33, 34).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 6 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, bald eagle, osprey, great blue heron, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/29/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles NE of Orick, CA and about 9 miles SE of Klamath, CA just east of Highway 101 and Redwood National Park at an elevation of 300 to 1,840 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, western red cedar and western hemlock forests. The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment, temperature, nutrients and dissolved oxygen.  There is 1 shallow rapid landslide in unit A, 2 shallow rapid landslides in unit B, 5 shallow rapid landslides and an unstable perched fill off an old landing in unit C, and 2 shallow rapid landslides in unit D.  There are also 4 road failure sites where water has been diverted down the road bed resulting in fill failures that will need to be re-constructed.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to re-construct the CL-1040 Road within a watercourse inside unit A, and construct a steep road on slopes over 65% within unit B.  Six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. There is an osprey nest within unit B, within .25 mi of unit E, within .25 mi of the CL-1040 Road, and a second osprey nest within .25 mi of the CL-1040 and CL-1800 roads.  A bald eagle nest is located within 120 feet of the Klamath River, within .45 miles of the CL-1800 Road, and a second bald eagle nest is located within 100 feet of the Klamath River, and within .44 miles of the CL-1890 Road.  There is a great blue heron rockery 1.2 miles north of unit E.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .35 mi of units B, C and D, and within .5 mi of units A and E.  This THP is just north of Green Diamond Resource Company’s recently submitted Miley's Thin THP 1-16-008 HUM.

Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes west of Willits, CA.


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THP 1-16-035 MEN (Three Chop THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 541 acres; 79% transition, 19% variable retention, 2% group selection logging.  James Creek, Olds Creek (MD: T18N R15W Sec.13, 14, 23, 24).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 50 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, Sonoma tree vole, long beard lichen, trees up to 42" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/29/16. VIEW

This THP is 7 miles west of Willits, CA and a few miles north of Highway 20 at an elevation of 400 to 1,640 feet.  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 flows into the Noyo River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are multiple landslide terrain sites including rock slides, earth flows, debris slides and 6 road failure sites including multiple cut bank, fill slopes and seep related failures.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use heavy equipment for skidding operations on steep slopes over 50% grade with a high erosion hazard.  50 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  There are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log south of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-16-033 HUM (Pitcher Creek 17 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 168 acres; 81% clearcut, 18% selection, 1% no-harvest, misc roadside logging. Pitcher Creek (HUM: T9N R1E Sec.21, 25, 26, 28, 35, 36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, landslide terrain, 7 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, osprey, southern torrent salamander, tailed frog, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/26/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and about 6 miles east of Patrick's Point and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,200 to 2,400 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher, cable and shovel logging operation in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  There is an unstable area between 2 watercourses in unit D, and several small unstable areas along the southern boundary of unit D.  7 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  Marbled murrelet stands are located 1.02 miles south of unit D, within .25 mi of the BL2000 haul road, adjacent to highway 101 and within .25 mi of the LP Mill Road.  An historic osprey nest is located within .29 mi of Highway 101, within .25 mi of the LP Mill Road, and within .25 mi of the BL2000 haul road.  Southern torrent salamanders and tailed frogs are know to occur in watercourse areas of Pitcher Creek.  There are 6 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 mi of the THP area.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log trees up to 70” dbh south of Scotia, CA.


PANORAMIC Photo By Steve Tignor
THP 1-16-032 HUM (Power Bear THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 649 acres; 54% variable retention, 23% no-harvest, 12% selection, 9% rehab, 2% group selection, misc roadside logging. Happy Valley, Beer Bottle (HUM: T1S R1E Sec.9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 28, 29; T1S R1W Sec.13, 24).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, 43 road drainage work sites, landslide terrain, road failure sites, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, sharp shinned hawk, trees up to 70" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/26/16. VIEW

This THP is about 7.5 mi south of Scotia, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,200 to 3,600 feet.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  Within the THP area are 60 landslide terrain sites including; debris flows, debris slides, rock falls, earth flows, disrupted ground and steep inner gorges.  There are 4 road failure sites including a road bed destroyed by a large earth flow, and 3 cut bank and fill failures.  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and construct 3 segments of logging roads across unstable areas along the D86, F88.65 and F Roads.  43 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  A sharp shinned hawk nest is located in unit 3, and there is potential habitat for fisher, marten, marbled murrelet, and golden eagle.  There are 12 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 mi of the THP area.

Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes SE of Elk, CA.


PANORAMIC Photo By Mike Phillips
THP 1-16-031 MEN (May Springs THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 545 acres; 75% group selection, 20% variable retention, 5% transition logging. Upper Elk Creek (MD: T13N R16W Sec.1, 2; T14N R16W Sec.23, 24, 25, 26, 36).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 17 road drainage work sites, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owls, trees up to 42" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/21/16. VIEW

This THP is about 7.5 mi SE of Elk, CA and about 7.5 mi SW of Philo, CA along the Mendocino coastline.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 500 to 1,600 feet.  The THP area contains 13 landslide terrain sites including earth flows, debris slide slopes, debris slides, and soil creep.  There are multiple road failure sites including cut bank failures, fill failures and washed out crossings.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use heavy equipment on unstable areas (deep seated landslide terrain), and use heavy equipment on steep slopes between 50% grade and 65% grade with a high erosion hazard in units 1, 6 and 8.  They also want to use heavy equipment on steep slopes over 65% grade along the NW corner of unit 1, and construct 2 segments of seasonal steep roads between 15% and 20% grade that exceed 500 feet in length.  17 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/restoration.  There are 5 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 mi of the THP area.

Green Diamond Resource Company to log east of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-16-030 HUM (WM 700 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 174.5 acres; 52% commercial thin, 28% clearcut, 12% selection, 9% no-harvest, misc roadside logging. Lower Tully Creek (HUM: T9N R3E Sec.8, 9).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, steep roads, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 11 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, golden eagle, pacific fisher, southern torrent salamander, trees up to 32" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/20/16. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles west of Weitchpec, CA  and about 15 miles NE of Trinidad, CA near the eastern boundary of Redwood National Park.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir forests at an elevation of 1,740 to 2,880 feet.  The THP area flows into the Klamath River which is listed as an impaired watershed for nutrients, temperature, dissolved oxygen and sediment.  There are shallow rapid landslide terrain sites and bank failures inside units A and B mostly related to watercourses.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning to use 3 existing skid trails on steep slopes over 65% grade, and use a skid trail for 100 feet inside the outer edge of a class II (mid sized) watercourse in unit C.  There are 4 segments of steep road that exceed 15% grade for a distance of 200 to 500 feet in units A and C, and road re-construction is planned on 60 feet of road prism that failed on an existing road in unit B.  11 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings.  Golden eagles have been sighted within .5 mi of the THP area, and southern torrent salamanders are known to occur approximately 200 feet downstream of unit C.  There are 5 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sierra Pacific Industries to log adjacent to Forbestown, CA.


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THP 2-16-011 BUT (Forbestown THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 143 acres; 76% shelterwood, 17% meadow restoration, 4% no-harvest, 3% clearcut, 1% selection logging.  Costa Creek, Ponderosa Reservoir,  Daken Flat (MD: T19N R6E Sec.10, 12).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, meadow restoration, CA spotted owl, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/28/16. VIEW

The THP area is about 15 miles east of Oroville, CA and adjacent to the town of Forbestown, CA.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly shelterwood (overstory removal) tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 2,720 to 3,240 feet.  SPI is planning to use heavy equipment on 24 acres inside seasonal wet meadow areas to remove encroaching conifers in section 12.  There was a 1982 sighting of a goshawk .7 mi north of the THP area.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log redwood trees up to 60” dbh near the Avenue of the Giants.


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THP 1-16-029 HUM (Zin THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 214 acres; 80% clearcut, 18% selection,  1% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging.  Cameron Creek, Thompson Creek (HUM: T2S R3E Sec.2, 11, 13, 24).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, unstable areas, 21 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, 3 sensitive plant species, trees up to 60" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/20/16. VIEW

This THP is a few miles east of Myers Flat and highway 101, and east of the famed Avenue of the Giants where majestic redwood trees tower to over 200 feet high.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir (trees up to 48"  dbh) and redwood (trees up to 60” dbh) forests at an elevation of 200 to 1,440 feet.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment/siltation and temperature.  There are unstable areas adjacent to units 2X, 2Y, and 13N.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, and to construct fire lines on slopes up to 65% grade within cable units.  21 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, ditch cleaning, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  Heart leaved twayblade was found in section 7, 8 and 11, Oregon fawn lily was found in sections 12 and 13, and Howell's montia was found in sections 7 and 18.  There are six spotted owl nesting territories within .7 mi of the THP area.

Timber Products Company to clearcut log near the CA/OR border.


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THP 2-16-008 SIS (Eagle THP) Timber Products Company, 465 acres; 69% clearcut, 25% commercial thin, 6% meadow restoration logging.  Middle Shovel Creek, Upper Shovel Creek, Deer Creek, Lower Shovel Creek, Bear Canyon, Negro Creek (MD: T47N R3W Sec.16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, herbicides, wet meadows, impaired 303.d watershed, spotted owl, goshawk, osprey, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 05/14/16. VIEW

This THP is about 11 miles NW of MacDoel, CA and 23 miles NE of Yreka, CA at an elevation of 5,400 to 6,000 feet.  Timber Products Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in nice high elevation stands of white fir, red fir, Douglas fir, sugar pine, incense cedar and ponderosa pine forests.  There are 27 acres of meadow, aspen and wet meadow restoration proposed where heavy equipment will be used within watercourse areas to remove encroaching conifers in unit 2A.  Goshawk territories are located within sections 21 and 23 (near units 15 and 26), and an osprey territory is located 1.8 mies NE of the THP area.  A spotted owl nesting territory is located within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

Sierra Pacific Industries to log SE of Quincy, CA.


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THP 2-16-007 PLU (Ranch THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 652 acres; 53% sanitation salvage, 35% clearcut, 9% commercial thin, 3% selection, misc roadside logging.  Estnay Creek (MD: T23N R11E Sec.5, 6; T24N R11E Sec.29, 31, 32).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 56 road drainage work sites, herbicides, CA spotted owl, goshawk, Quincy lupine, trees up to 30" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 05/12/16. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles SE of Quincy, CA and a mile east of Highway 89 at an elevation of 4,000 to 4,500 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, sugar pine and ponderosa pine forests.  There are some existing road segments within a watercourse in sections 5, 6, 29, 30, 31 and 32.  Fifty-six road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.   A northern goshawk was reported in section 29, and Quincy lupine was reported in sections 5, 6, 29, 31 and 32.