Thursday, November 28, 2019

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log trees up to 48” dbh near Lassen Volcanic National Park and Mineral, CA.

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THP 2-19-180 TEH (Rio Gatito THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 822 acres; 80% clearcut, 15% fuel break, 5% commercial thin, misc roadside logging. Panther Creek (MD: T29N R2E Sec 14; T29N R3E Sec 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 45 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, chinook watershed, CA spotted owl, northern goshawk, Butte Country fritillary, trees up to 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/18/19. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 26 miles NE of Red Bluff, CA, 4 miles SW of Lassen Volcanic National Park and a few miles north of Mineral, CA and Highway 36 at an elevation of 4,200 to 5,700 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in white fir, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar, and red fir forests. The THP area flows into the Battle Creek Watershed which is listed as an impaired watershed.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning to use and construct roads, landings and crossings during the winter period.  45 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement.  Butte Country fritillary was found in section 19. There is a northern goshawk nest within .25 miles of units 185 and 191 in section 19, and 1 CA spotted owl nesting territory within .5 miles of the THP area in section 10.


  1. In this late stage of irreversible climate damage, logging this precious and vital and sacred forest would be TOTALLY INSANE! Our natural world is now quite rapidly dying and we, being utterly dependent on it, will all soon perish along with it! PLEASE STOP this logging madness NOW!

  2. Please leave Trees in Peace. Let them live a long life. So many species will perish if Trees are taken. Trees give humans oxygen and they are key in the hydrologic cycle. Please, find a kinder way to make a living. Love & Peace to All Life