Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log east of Mt. Shasta and McCloud, CA.


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THP 2-17-066 SIS (Cinnamon Cub THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 264 acres; 100% clearcut logging, misc roadside logging.  North Fork Bear Creek, Dead Horse Canyon (MD: T39N R2E Sec.5, 8, 9).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, unstable area, 14 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, spotted owl, pacific fisher, northern goshawk, Klamath fawn lily, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/07/17. VIEW

This THP is east of Mt Shasta (about 20 miles east of McCloud, CA) near the townsite of Pondosa, CA and Highway 89 at an elevation of 4,200 to 4,800 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in white fir, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, and incense cedar forests.  There is an unstable area adjacent to unit 802C.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging, use and construct crossings, landings and roads during the winter period, and use an existing landing inside a class III (intermittent) watercourse area.  14 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and repair/replacement of culverts.  Three fisher sightings were reported near the THP area (unspecified), and a northern goshawk nest was reported within 1.3 miles of the THP area.  In 2010, a Cascade frog was reported in Bear Creek at Big Bear Flat approximately 2 miles downstream from the THP area. Klamath fawn lily was found at 5 locations within or adjacent to units 501, 802, 807 and 902.  There are 2 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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