Monday, January 21, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to log in nice high elevation stands south of Sierra City, CA.


Google Earth Photo By Impeculies Manning
THP 2-18-189 NEV (Manoli THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 640 acres; 51% no-harvest (logging outside of units), 27% shelterwood, 13% group selection, 9% seed tree logging.  East Fork Creek, Milton Reservoir (MD: T19N R12E Sec 21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, CA spotted owl, Lahonton cutthroat trout, Sierra starwort, Rocky Mountain chickweed, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/29/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 4 miles south of Sierra City, CA and Highway 49, and about 12 miles north of Emigrant Gap and Interstate 80 at an elevation of 6,000 to 7,300 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a shelterwood and group selection tractor and cable logging operation in nice high elevation stands of Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, white fir, Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, lodgepole pine and red fir forests.  The construction and use of temporary crossings, roads and landings is proposed during the winter period.  Rocky Mountain chickweed was found in unit B, Sierra starwort was reported inside units A, B, C, D, E, H and I, and Lahonton cutthroat trout were introduced into the upper reaches of Macklin Creek.  Three CA spotted owl sightings were reported within .3 miles of the nearest harvest unit in section 21.

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