Monday, February 3, 2020

Jackson State Forest to log by the Camp One Campground and the Camp One Loop Trail.

Jackson State Forest
THP 1-19-224 MEN (Red Tail THP) Jackson State Forest, 345 acres; 91% selection, 9% group selection logging. Hare Creek, Kass Creek, Parlin Creek (MD: T18N R16W Sec 30, 31; T18N R17W Sec 23, 24, 25).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 46 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, coho watershed, spotted owl, marbled murrelet, heart leaf twayblade, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 02/15/20. SUBMIT COMMENTS,  VIEW THP

This THP is about 5 miles SE of Fort Bragg near Camp One Campground and the Camp One Loop Trail at Jackson State Forest.  Jackson State Forest is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and western hemlock forests at an elevation of 60 to 880 feet.  The THP area lies within the older forest management area (OFDA).  There are 9 landslide terrain sites including multiple shallow and dormant landslides (debris slides) and 4 road related failure sites including; 3 cut bank failures and a collapsed old railroad tunnel failure. The THP area flows into the South Fork of the Noyo River which is listed as an impaired watershed for sediment and temperature.  Jackson State Forest is planning to use and construct roads and landings during the winter period, use skid trails and 1 tractor crossing inside a class II (mid sized) watercourse area, and use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging to construct fire lines and for long line operations. 46 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair/replacement. There are 3 marbled murrelet stands (red tail, south bend and south fork 3) within .25 miles of the THP area, and 3 spotted owl nesting territories within .7 miles of the THP area.  Heart leaf twayblade was found along road 359.

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