Monday, March 25, 2019

Mendocino Redwood Company to helicopter log south of Navarro, CA by the Navarro River.


Photo By Redwood Hikes of nearby Hendy Woods State Park
THP 1-19-023 MEN (Clark’s Crossing THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 348 acres; 66% transition, 34% variable retention logging. Floodgate Creek, Upper Navarro River (MD: T14N R15W Sec 3, 4, 5: T15N R15W Sec 32).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 55 road drainage work sites sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, spotted owl, trees up to 42” + dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 04/07/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 2 miles south of Navarro, CA, and about a mile west of Highway 128 by the Navarro River at an elevation of 140 to 600 feet. Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a transition and variable retention tractor, cable and helicopter (large tree) logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir and Monterey pine forests.  The THP area flows into the Navarro River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  There are 4 landslide terrain sites in unit C, and 15 road failure sites including; 3 fill failure sites, and 12 cut bank failure sites in the THP area.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use an existing landing that extends into a class I (year round) watercourse area adjacent to Kabuki Creek, and to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging.  55 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and restoration of washed out crossings. There is 1 spotted owl nesting territory within .7 miles of the THP area.

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