Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log NE of Mc Cloud, CA.

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THP 2-17-061 SIS (Ed’s Cabin THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,223 acres; 100% clearcut logging.  Edson Creek (MD: T41N R1E Sec.9, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, oversized units, herbicides, spotted owl, northern goshawk, hot rock daisy, trees over 30” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/13/17. VIEW

This THP is about 14 miles NE of Mc Cloud, CA and about 8 miles north of Highway 89 at an elevation of 4,500 to 6,200 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, true fir, sugar pine, incense cedar, lodge pole pine, and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area drains towards the Mc Cloud River which contains the uncommon redband trout which is listed as a sensitive species.  SPI is planning to construct roads and landings during the winter period.  There are northern goshawk nests in sections 9, 11, 21 and 25.  Hot rock daisy was found on a landing in unit 15E in section 15, and there are 4 spotted owl nesting territories within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

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