|PANORAMIO Photo By Cascadia Vision Committee|
This THP is about 9 miles NW of Ukiah, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,300 to 2,480 feet. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor, feller buncher and shovel logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests. The THP area flows into the Russian River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment. There are 26 landslide terrain sites within the THP area including; debris slides, earth flows, disrupted ground, and road failure sites including fill failures, cut bank failures and sink holes. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use ground based equipment on unstable slopes (disrupted ground) within designated skid trails, and use a landing and a portion of a skid trail inside a class I (year round) watercourse area (Ackerman Creek). 14 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. Four sensitive plant species were reported including; one occurrence of north coast semaphore grass within the southern most harvest unit, 2 occurrences of white flowered rein orchid along a class III (intermittent) watercourse, and bristly leptosiphon and Mendocino tar plant. There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.