Sunday, February 18, 2018

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

PANORAMIC Photo By ExButte Sheriff
THP 2-18-007 PLU (Middle Fork THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 158 acres; 99% clearcut, 1% roadside logging. Poplar Creek, Jackson Creek, Little Long Valley Creek (MD: T23N R11E Sec.10, 14, 16).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 60%, 27 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, Quincy lupine, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 03/09/18. VIEW

The THP is about 10 miles SE of Quincy, CA near Sloat, CA and Highway 89 spanning both sides of the Middle Fork of the Feather River.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, incense cedar and sugar pine forests at an elevation of 4,000 to 5,000 feet.  27 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  SPI is planning to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging inside unit 7, and use roads and landings during the winter period.  Quincy lupine was found along an existing seasonal road cut bank in section 16.

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