Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log SW of Burney, CA and Highway 299.

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THP 2-16-091 SHA (Covey THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 464 acres; 77% clearcut, 15% seed tree, 7% selection, 2% roadside logging.  Silver Lake (MD: T33N R1E Sec.9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22).  Winter operations, moderate erosions hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 7 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, chinook watershed, bald eagle, northern goshawk, cascade frog, 3 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/29/17. VIEW

This THP is about 10 miles SW of Burney, CA and about 8 miles south of the town of Montgomery Creek and Highway 299 at an elevation of 3,300 to 5,000 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, Douglas fir, white fir and incense cedar forests.  There are 4 mapped unstable areas in units 1603, 1606, 1605W, and 1001, including 2 pre historic dormant landslide terrain sites in the northern portion of unit 1603W.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning to use and construct roads/landings during the winter period, and use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging. Seven road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement.  Northern goshawk has been reported 1.5 miles north of the THP area, and bald eagles have been sighted .25 miles east of the THP area at nearby Arthur Lake.  Cascade frogs were reported at Arthur Lake .25 miles east of the THP Area, and at Silver Lake .5 miles NE of the THP area. Rattlesnake fern was found in section 20, northern clarkia was found in section 22 adjacent to unit 1503 along the D Line Road, Butte county fritillary was found in the SE corner of section 13, on the west side of section 16 near unit 1601, and in the SE portion of section 17.

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