Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log east of Mt Shasta, CA.

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THP 2-18-014 SIS (Rainbow Trout THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 429 acres; 99% clearcut, 1% roadside logging. Swamp Creek, Dry Creek, Horse Peak (MD: T41N R1W Sec.1, 3, 9, 15, 23; T42N R1E Sec.31; T42N R1W Sec.33, 35).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, oversized units, herbicides, spotted owl, northern goshawk, McCloud River redband trout, Pacific tailed frog, Coleman’s piperia, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/30/18. VIEW

This THP is about 9 miles east of Mt Shasta, and about 10 miles NE of McCloud, CA at an elevation of 4,200 to 6,600 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in red fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests. They also are planning to use and construct crossings, roads and landings during the winter period, and construct temporary spur roads under 500 feet in length without pre-designation to connect landings with haul roads.  A northern goshawk nesting territory is located within .25 miles of units 01A and 01B (Trout Creek Butte), and a northern goshawk nesting territory is located within .25 miles of units 09A and 09B (Cramer Springs).  McCloud River Redband Trout were reported nearby in Trout Creek, and there is an historic (1989) report of a Pacific tailed frog in Section 3.  One spotted owl nesting territory (Dry Creek Spring) is located within .5 miles of the THP area (Section 4), and Coleman’s piperia was reported in unit 31B.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your research. Honestly, this is the only place that documents what is happening to our forests. Everything is so hidden!