Monday, February 4, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log NW of Susanville, CA.

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THP 2-18-192 LAS (Jacks THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,375 acres; 62% clearcut, 35% shelterwood, 2% roadside, 1% no-harvest logging. Big Jack Lake (MD: T34N R9E Sec 3, 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, 17 seasonal roads, 60 road drainage work sites, oversized units, herbicides, bald eagle, goshawk, greater sandhill crane, 4 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/15/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 25 miles NW of Susanville, CA and about 22 miles SE of Bieber, CA at an elevation of 5,040 to 6,720 feet. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, white fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests. 17 seasonal roads are proposed for construction (6.78 miles), and 14 segments of roads are proposed for construction within and/or adjacent to class III (intermittent) watercourse areas (2.32 miles). 60 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  A bald eagle nest site is located 375 feet east of unit 244, a bald eagle nest site is located 895 feet east of unit 244, and a goshawk nest site is located 1,000 feet south of unit 279.  Grater sandhill crane sightings were reported nearby at Mosquito Flat and Ashurt Well. Foothill arnica was found adjacent to units 244, 245, and within or adjacent to units 247 and 305, and Egg Lake monkey flower was found west of unit 244, and in the north and east portions of section 27.  Wolly mock goldenweed was found in the northern portion of unit 27, and Liddon sedge was found adjacent to unit 228.  There is one CA spotted owl nesting territory within 1.3 miles of the THP area.

1 comment:

  1. Trees give us oxygen!!
    Without our trees, we lose our oxygen!!
    ALL OF OUR TREES??????
    DAMMIT ALL, STOP DESTROYING OUR SACRED LAND and respect Nature or Mother Earth will fight back with earthquakes and landslides, sending your ugly machines plunging into oblivion!!!