Monday, November 26, 2018

Fruit Growers Supply Company to log adjacent to Burney, CA.


Google Earth Photo by Christian Wulfestieg
THP 2-18-123 SHA (Ledge THP) Fruit Growers Supply Company, 2,057 acres; 43% sanitation salvage, 40% commercial thin, 7% clearcut, 5% no-harvest, 4% selection, misc roadside logging.  Jackrabbit Flat, Rocky Ledge, Washburn Park (MD: T34N R3E, Sec 3, 4, 5, 6, T35N R3E Sec 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, goshawk, osprey, Diamond clarkia, Susanville milk vetch, trees up to 21” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/02/18. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is a mile SE of Burney, CA and Highway 299 at an elevation of 3,800 to 5,800 feet.  Fruit Growers Supply Company is planning a sanitation salvage and commercial thinning tractor based logging operation in white fir, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  The THP area flows into the Pit River which is listed as an impaired watershed for temperature, dissolved oxygen, nutrients, and organic enrichment. There is a goshawk territory in section 7, approximately 1.5 miles SW of the THP area, and osprey was reported at Burney Creek 1 mile west of the THP area.  Susanville milkvetch was reported in sections 27, 28, 33 and 34, and Diamond clarkia was found in the northern portion of the THP area.

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