Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sierra Pacific Industries to log SE of Quincy, CA near Graeagle.

PANORAMIC Photo By bobbylee
THP 2-17-047 PLU (Estates THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 759.4 acres; 42% fuel break, 35% sanitation salvage, 12% clearcut, 8% commercial thin, 2% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Lower Sulphur Creek, Mohawk Creek (MD: T22N R12E Sec.34, 35, 36).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, 27 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, wet areas, herbicides, willow flycatcher, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/09/17. VIEW

This THP is a couple of miles SE of Graeagle, CA and Highway 89 and about 16 miles SE of Quincy, CA at an elevation of 4,460 to 5,240 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar and sugar pine forests.  27 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, and culvert repair/replacement.  Willow flycatcher habitat was reported in section 25, and there are 3 CA spotted owl territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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