Friday, December 19, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log west of Quincy, CA.


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THP 2-14-106 PLU (North Valley 14 THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 405 acres; 87% clearcut, 12% selection, 1% roadside logging.  North Valley Creek, Swamp Creek, Lockerman Creek, Crane Valley (MD: T24N R5E Sec.9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 2 unstable areas, road failure sites, 68 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, chips creek roadless area, wet areas, herbicides, oversized units, 2 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 4 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/18/15. VIEW

This THP is about 22 miles west of Quincy, CA and about 5 miles east of Stirling City, CA near Highway 70.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, sugar pine, ponderosa pine and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 4,000 to 5,120 feet.  The THP area flows into the North Fork of the Feather River above Lake Oroville.  Section 9 is adjacent to the Chips Creek Roadless Area.  There are 2 unstable areas including a steep unstable slope near a watercourse within unit 2, a fill failure on the edge of a road, and multiple misc road failure sites including washed out crossings, fill failures and cutbank failures. SPI is planning to use an existing skid trail that runs parallel to a class II (mid sized) watercourse in unit 22, an existing landing inside a class I (year round) watercourse in unit 22, and wants to re-construct an existing truck road within a class I watercourse in unit 14.  They also want to use heavy equipment on an existing landing and skid road within class I and class II watercourses, and use multiple existing road segments in class I, class II and class III (intermittent) watercourses for hauling.  Over 6,050 feet of temporary road construction is planned, including 1,713 feet of road re-construction.  68 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and re-construction of washed out crossings.  Coleman’s piperia was found near unit 11, giant checkerbloom was found inside or near units 20, 22, 13, and 18, moonwort was found in unit 2, and Clifton’s eremogone was found throughout the THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log east of Quincy, CA.


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THP 2-14-103 PLU (Long Valley THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 393 acres; 64% clearcut, 22% commercial thin, 6% selection, 6% sanitation-salvage, 2% roadside logging.  Happy Valley (MD: T23N R12E Sec.3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; T24N R12E Sec.33).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, 14 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, 3 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, scalloped moonwort, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/09/15. VIEW

This THP is about 12 miles SE of Quincy, CA and 3 miles NE of Cromberg, CA and Highway 70. Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor logging operation in ponderosa pine, Jeffrey pine, white fir and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 5,100 to 6,700 feet.  The THP area flows into the Middle Fork of the Feather River which is listed as an impaired watershed.  14 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and bridge and water hole construction.  Scalloped moonwort was found at multiple locations (springs, streams, meadows) throughout the THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut log near Big Bend, CA.


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THP 2-14-101 SHA (Nelsson THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 384 acres; 94% clearcut, 6% selection, misc roadside logging.  Little Roaring Creek, Roaring Creek (MD: T36N R1E Sec.29, 30, 31, 32; T36N R1W Sec.36).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, unstable area, 16 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, 3 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, goshawk nest in unit 3010, English peak greenbriar, trees up to 24" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/08/15. VIEW

This THP is 5 miles south of Big Bend, CA and about 6 miles north of Montgomery Creek and Highway 299 at an elevation of 2,760 to 3,720 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, white fir, incense cedar, sugar pine and Douglas fir forests.  There is an unstable area located in unit 3111 that is marked as a "special treatment area”. The THP area flows into the Pit River upstream from Lake Shasta.  16 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  English peak greenbriar was found in units 3010 and 3011. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Campbell Timberlands to log on steep and unstable slopes NE of Fort Bragg, CA.


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THP 1-14-129 MEN (Gulch 5 THP) Campbell Timberlands, 152 acres; 59% selection, 36% clearcut, 5% variable retention logging.  Churchman Creek (MD: T19N R16W Sec.15, 16, 17, 20, 21).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, steep road, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 71 road drainage work sites, marbled murrelet stand within 1 mi, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within .7 mi, trees up to 46" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/03/15. VIEW

This THP is 9 miles NE of Fort Bragg, CA and Highway 1 at an elevation of 200 to 1,240 feet.  Campbell Timberlands is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood, western hemlock and grand fir forests. The THP area flows into the South Fork of the 10 Mile River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature and contains coho salmon and steelhead. There are 7 landslide terrain sites in the THP area (especially units P, A, V, Y) related to watercourses, road failures and steep slopes including debris slides, debris side slopes, and earth flows.  Campbell Timberlands is planning to use tractors on steep slopes over 65% grade, use an existing logging road with a steep slope over 15% grade, and use tractors on unstable slopes within the northern portion of units A, U and V.  They also want to use tractors on slopes over 50% grade with a moderate or high erosion hazard rating in units U, V and Y, and use logging roads inside class I (year round) and class II (medium sized) watercourses.  71 road drainage sites are planned for use including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair and replacement.  There is an unoccupied marbled murrelet stand within 1 mile of the THP area, and within 1,000 feet of an existing haul road.  For spotted owl nesting territory MEN0245; this THP will remove 32.1 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi and for spotted owl nesting territory MEN0256; this THP will remove .4 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries planning a 28 mile long fuel break east of Red Bluff, CA.


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THP 2-14-102 TEH (The Line THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,193 acres; 99% fuel break, 1% roadside logging. McCarty Creek, Judd Creek, Panther Spring, Plum Creek, Chapman Gulch, Refuge, Deadhorse Creek (MD: T27N R2E Sec.1, 2, 3; T28N R1E Sec.1; T28N R2E Sec.6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 25, 26, 34, 35, 36; T28N R3E Sec.31; T29N R2E Sec.31, 32).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, 39 road drainage work sites, herbicides, chinook watershed, wet area, 2 CA spotted owls within 2.7 mi, 4 goshawk territories within 1 mi, mingan moonwort, trees up to 125 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/09/15. VIEW

This THP is about 25 miles NE of Red Bluff, CA and about 8 miles SE of Paynes Creek and Highway 36 at an elevation of 2,840 to 5,440 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a 28 mile long fuel break utilizing tractor and cable logging methods in white fir, sugar pine, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and incense cedar forests.  The THP area flows towards Paynes Creek which contains steelhead and spring run chinook salmon. SPI is proposing an exception to the rules to be able to log inside watercourses for fuels reduction and reduce the core zone of a class I watercourse (year round) from 30 feet to 25 feet at certain locations within 8 named streams, 1 unnamed stream and 23 class III (intermittent) watercourses. Logging in watercourse areas drys out stream beds, removes wildlife cover (large trees, snags, etc), and reduces shading for fish species.  Sierra Pacific Industries wants to construct short temporary roads under 500 feet without pre-designation for log hauling and landing access, and they want to construct a seasonal road and water drafting pad inside a class II watercourse.  39 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, and culvert repair/replacement.  There are 4 goshawk territories including the Lyman Springs territory within the THP area, and 3 goshawk territories .25 mi, .5 mi and 2.4 miles from THP units.  Mingan moonwort was found below a road in section 36. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Campbell Timberlands planning a new THP near McCloud, CA.


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THP 2-14-097 SIS (Girard Dogwood THP) Campbell Timberlands, 1,723 acres; 38% group selection, 21% no-harvest, 17% clearcut, 11% sanitation salvage, 9% seed tree, 3% commercial thin, 2% shelterwood logging.  Upper Soda Creek, Middle Soda Creek, Pig Creek, Lower Panther Creek (MD: T39N R3W Sec.1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22, 27).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 1 unstable area, 32 road drainage work sites, herbicides, oversized units, 1 spotted owl within 1.3 mi, fisher and greater sandhill crane sightings, rattlesnake fern, trees up to 32" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/21/14. VIEW

This THP is .25 mi SW of McCloud, CA and Highway 89 at an elevation of 3,080 feet to 4,275 feet.  Campbell Timberlands is planning a tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, white fir, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  There is a small landslide area related to a steep scarp above an existing road in section 27.  Campbell Timberlands is planning to use a landing inside a class III (intermittent) watercourse.  32 road drainage sites are proposed for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  Greater sandhill cranes were seen nearby at Squaw Valley Creek meadows, and rattlesnake fern was found in sections 22, 23 and 26. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Mendocino Redwood Company to transition log 411 acres near Navarro, CA.


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THP 1-14-127 MEN (Hot Potato THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 411 acres; 100% transition logging.  Middle S. Branch Navarro River (MD: T15N R15W Sec.1, 2, 11, 12).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 34 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within .7 mi, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/28/14. VIEW

This THP is about 15 miles west of Ukiah, CA, and about 3 miles NE of Navarro, CA at an elevation of 560 to 1,640 feet.  The THP area flows into the Navarro River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  There are 7 road failure sites including cutbank and fill slope failures along existing roads, and a debris slide above an existing tractor road.  Mendocino Redwood Company wants to use logging roads in areas of unstable soils at area F, use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging and use 3 existing landings within class II (medium sized) and class III (intermittent) watercourses.  34 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning and culvert repair and replacement.  For spotted owl nesting territory MEN0025: this THP will remove 59 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi and for spotted owl nesting territory MEN0511: this THP will remove 25 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Campbell Timberlands to log on steep and unstable slopes NE of Fort Bragg, CA.


PANORAMIO Photo By Jan Graeser
THP 1-14-126 MEN (Simpson Luce THP) Campbell Timberlands, 181 acres; 75% selection, 25% variable retention logging.  Churchman Creek, Campbell Creek (MD: T19N R16W Sec.7, 17, 18, 19; T19N R17W Sec.12, 13, 14, 24).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, 87 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, wet areas, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within .7 mi, red tree vole in unit L, marbled murrelet stand near haul road, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 12/24/14. VIEW

This THP is about 7.5 miles NE of Fort Bragg, CA and Highway 1 at an elevation of 60 to 1,200 feet. Campbell Timberlands is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, western hemlock and grand fir forests.  The THP area flows into the South Fork of the 10 Mile River and Campbell Creek which are listed as impaired for sediment and temperature.  There are 7 landslide sites including 3 deep seated landslide terrain sites and several debris slides related to old skid roads and watercourses.  There are also 6 wet areas in unit D, 2 wet areas in unit L, and 4 wet areas in unit R.  Campbell Timberlands is planning to use tractors on slopes over 50% grade with a high erosion hazard in units D, F, P and R, and tractors on steep slopes over 65% grade in units F and R.  They also want to use ground based equipment in areas designated for cable logging in units L and N, and to use tractors on unstable slopes in unit D, on unstable slopes on the lower portion of unit F, and on unstable slopes in unit R.  87 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a marbled murrelet stand within 1 mi, and also within 1,000 ft of a haul road. Spotted owl nesting territory MEN0248 is located within .25 mi of unit P, and this THP will remove 24.5 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes near Elk, CA.


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THP 1-14-125 MEN (3x4 Elk THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 1,393 acres; 87% group selection, 12% variable retention, 1% transition logging.  Lower Elk Creek (MD: T14N R16W Sec.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, steep roads, 109 landslide terrain sites, 99 road failure sites, 54 road drainage work sites, herbicides, coho watershed, 7 spotted owls within .7 mi, osprey nest within 225 ft, white flowered rein orchid, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/19/14. VIEW

This THP is about 2.5 miles SE of Elk, CA along the coastline, and about 8 miles SW of Navarro, CA at an elevation of 80 feet to 1,600 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir and redwood forests.  The THP area flows into Lower Elk Creek which flows into the Pacific Ocean and contains steelhead and coho salmon.  There are 109 mapped landslide terrain sites including 1 deep seated landslide, and 108 shallow landslides. The deep seated landslide is located on the eastern edge of unit 4 between two class III watercourses (intermittent) and a class II (mid-sized) watercourse.  The shallow landslides include fill failures, cutbank failures, hummocky ground, slumping, and over-steepened scarps related to active and abandoned roads, landings and watercourses. There are 99 mapped road failure sites, however most of these locations are abandoned, 4 seasonal road sites are planned for re-construction, and 2 tractor road sites are planned for re-construction.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use tractors on shallow and deep seated landslide terrain, use tractors on slopes over 50% grade with a high erosion hazard in units 3, 4, 6 and 7, and to use tractors on steep slopes over 65% grade in units 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7.  They also want to use tractors on slopes over 50% grade that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse in units 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7, and to use several tractor roads inside a class II watercourse inside unit 7, and a tractor road near a spring inside unit 10.  54 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and ditch cleaning.  There is an osprey nest within 225 ft of unit 4, and white flowered rein orchid was discovered in the cutbank of a haul road.  For spotted owl nesting territory MD089: this THP will remove 173 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory MD090: this THP will remove 4 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory MD143: this THP will remove 360 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory MD181: this THP will remove 12 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory MD282: this THP will remove 226 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory MD525: this THP will remove 340 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi; and for spotted owl nesting territory MD613: this THP will remove 107 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries planning a large fuel break THP near Arnold.


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THP 4-14-026 CAL (Love Creek Fuels Reduction THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 1,408 acres; 96% fuelbreak, 2% rehab, 1% sanitation salvage, 1% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Douds Landing, Moran Creek (MD: T4N R15E Sec.4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 18; T5N R15E Sec.33, 34).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 36 road drainage work sites, herbicides, 6 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, goshawk within .5 mi, osprey within 1.5 mi, foothill yellow legged frog sightings nearby, pansy monkeyflower, Humboldt’s lily, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/05/15. VIEW

This THP lies between the communities of Arnold and Avery just south of Highway 4 and SW of Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  The THP area is adjacent to a large number of residential homes, and adjacent to Hunter Reservoir and McKay's Reservoir which provide drinking water for the Ebbett’s Pass area, and close to the North Fork of the Stanislaus River which provides drinking water for Arnold.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a large mostly fuel break tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 3,200 to 4,500 feet.  2,700 feet of new road construction, 8,750 feet of road re-construction, and 11,350 feet of temporary road construction is planned.  SPI is proposing an exception to be able to use tracked excavators on slopes over 40%, and on slopes over 30% that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse for site preparation.  They also want to use a portion of the Segale Road within a class I watercourse (year round), and 2 landings inside class III (intermittent) watercourses.  36 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair/replacement and crossing re-construction.  There is a goshawk territory within .5 mi of the THP area in section 27, an osprey territory within 1.5 mi of the THP area in section 25, and 2 foothill yellow legged frogs were spotted nearby in section 7.  Pansy monkeyflower was found on a lava cap in section 33, and Humboldt’s lily was found along a road cut of the Love Creek Road in section 8.  The Doud Hill CA spotted owl nesting territory is within .5 mi of the THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Timber Products Company to clearcut log on steep and unstable slopes near the crest of the Siskiyou Mountains.


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THP 2-14-099 SIS (Sterling THP) Timber Products Company, 97 acres; 69% clearcut, 21% shelterwood, 10% selection logging.  Deer Creek, Soda Creek (MD: T48N R8W Sec.19).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, 3 unstable areas, steep slopes up to 75%, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, trees up to 104 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 01/04/15. VIEW

This THP is about 39.5 miles NW of Yreka, CA and about 6 miles SE of Mt Ashland and close to the crest of the Siskiyou Mountains at an elevation of 4,900 to 6,100 feet.  The THP area flows from Deer Creek into Beaver Creek and on to the Klamath River which contains coho salmon, steelhead and chinook salmon and is listed as an impaired watershed.  Timber Products Company is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in Douglas fir, white fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar and high elevation red fir, western hemlock and western white pine forests. The THP area contains 2 unstable areas in unit 8 formed by an old skid trail along Deer Creek undercutting the hill slope, and 1 unstable area in unit 13 formed by an old skid trail constructed on steep slopes with excess side cast material. Within the THP area, numerous poorly placed skid trails have undercut the slopes, so as a so called mitigation 1,200 feet of road will be abandoned that already has unstable side cast, some of which has failed.  Timber Products wants to use tracked feller bunchers in areas designated for cable logging to fall trees, and to assist cable logging operations, and for fire line construction and the piling of slash.  Spotted owl nesting territory SIS0579 is .79 mi from unit 2, and spotted owl nesting territory SIS0102 is .59 mi from unit 9. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mendocino Redwood Company to log NW of Ukiah


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THP 1-14-121 MEN (10 Mile THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 549 acres; 43% transition, 31% variable retention, 18% seed tree, 8% no-harvest logging.  Upper Ackerman Creek (MD: T15N R13W Sec.6, 7; T15N R14W Sec.1, 12; T16N R13W Sec.31; T16N R14W Sec.36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 60%, 28 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 1 spotted owl within .7 mi, north coast semaphore grass, white flowered rein orchid, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/14/14. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles NW of Ukiah, CA and Highway 101 at an elevation of 1,200 to 2,489 feet.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Russian River which is listed as impaired for sediment and contains coho, chinook and steelhead trout.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning to use tractors in areas designated for cable logging.  3 populations of north coast semaphore grass were found in unit 2, and white flowered rein orchid was found along an existing seasonal road. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut near the Headwaters Forest Reserve.


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THP 1-14-119 HUM (McCloud Creek #6 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 146 acres; 85% clearcut, 14% selection, 1% no-harvest logging.  Lower S. Fork Elk River (HUM: T3N R1E Sec.6, 7).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, landslide terrain, 8 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, headwaters forests reserve, herbicides, oversized units, coho watershed, 8 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 4 osprey nests within .25 mi,  marbled murrelet stand within .25 mi, coastal cutthroat trout and steelhead adjacent to unit F, trees up to 90" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/12/14. VIEW

This THP is about 4 miles NE of Fortuna, CA and Highway 101 near the Elk River Trailhead and Headwaters Forest Reserve.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a mostly clearcut feller buncher and cable logging operation in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  The THP area flows into the Elk River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature.  There are 10 landslide terrain sites in the THP area including rapid shallow landslide terrain in unit B, steep headwall swales in unit C, and deep seated landslide terrain in units E and F.  Over  6,500 feet of temporary road construction is planned, and 1,600 feet of road re-construction is planned.  8 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  Unit E and Road SA 2591 are within .25 mi of marbled murrelet habitat on BLM lands, and there are 4 osprey nest sites within .25 mi of the S-1000 haul road.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .25 mi of units A,B,F and within .5 mi of units C,D,E. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log near Calaveras Big Trees State Park.


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THP 4-14-023 CAL (Texas THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 349 acres; 54% clearcut, 19% no-harvest, 15% selection, 9% seed tree, 1% special, 1% roadside logging.  Upper San Antonio Creek (MD: T5N R15E Sec.10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, 3 unstable areas, 7 road drainage work sites, Calaveras big trees state park, herbicides, 6 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, trees up to 56" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/21/14. VIEW

This THP lies between Arnold, CA and Dorrington, CA near Highway 4 and Calaveras Big Trees State Park (sections 14, 15, 16 and 21 are adjacent).  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests at an elevation of 3,900 to 4,880 feet.  There are 3 unstable areas including steep swales in units 1203 and 1937, a fill slope failure on full bench excavation, and hummocky terrain in units 1253 and 2156.  SPI wants to use excavators on slopes up to 30% grade that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse, and on slopes less than 50% grade for site prep and fuels treatment.  7 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Green Diamond Resource Company to log near Harry Merlo State Park.


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THP 1-14-116 HUM (Tom Creek Thin 15 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 241 acres; 63% commercial thin, 32% no-harvest, 12% marbled murrelet buffer logging.  McDonald Creek (HUM: T9N R1E Sec.7, 8, 17, 18).  Wet weather operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 30%, 15 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, Harry merlo state park, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, osprey nests within .25 mi, bald eagle nest within .17 mi, marbled murrelet stand within 300 feet of unit A, southern torrent salamander in unit A, trees up to 30" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/06/14. VIEW

This THP is about 8 miles north of Trinidad, CA near Big Lagoon and Highway 101 and adjacent to Harry Merlo State Recreation Area.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir and spruce forests at an elevation of 120 to 760 feet.  There are 12 acres of a no-cut area around a marbled murrelet stand.  The marbled murrelet stand is within 300 feet of unit A, and within .25 mi of the LP Mill Road, BL1110 and BL1135 haul roads.  15 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, washed out crossings and culvert repair/replacement.  Osprey nests are located within .25 mi of the LP Mill Road, 100 feet west of unit A, and .25 mi from the BL1110 and BL1135 haul roads.  There is a bald eagle nest 930 feet west of unit A, and .50 mi from the BL1100, BL1110, BL1135 and LP Mill Roads.  This THP is adjacent to Green Diamond Resource Company’s THP 1-14-002 HUM and THP 1-14-059 HUM. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes near the Navarro River.


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THP 1-14-115 MEN (Upper Barton THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 419 acres; 73% group selection, 20% transition, 8% variable retention logging.  Big Salmon Creek, Ray Gulch (MD: T15N R16W Sec.4, 5, 8; T16N R16W Sec.33).  Wet weather operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 85%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 19 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 3 spotted owls within .7 mi, northern red legged frog sightings, marbled murrelet habitat adjacent to unit 2, trees up to 42" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/14. VIEW

This THP is about 6 miles NW of Navarro, CA and Highway 128 at an elevation of 40 to 1,000 feet.  The THP area flows into the Navarro River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature and contains coho salmon and steelhead.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir and grand fir forests.  There are 5 road failure sites including multiple cutbank sloughs across roads, and perched material below an existing skid trail.  Mendocino Redwood Company wants to use a skid trail with unstable soils above, and a road built upon side cast between 2 skid trails. Landslide terrain exists throughout the THP area including debris slides, debris side slopes, rockslides, and disrupted ground.  MRC also wants to use ground based equipment on slopes over 50% grade that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse, and on existing skid trails with steep slopes over 65% grade, and on slopes over 50% grade with a high erosion hazard. 19 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There is potential marbled murrelet habitat adjacent to unit 2.  For spotted owl site MD053; the THP will reduce nesting/roosting habitat by 73 acres within .7 mi, for spotted owl site MD486; the THP will reduce nesting/roosting habitat by 13 acres within .7 mi, and for spotted owl site MD442; the THP will reduce nesting/roosting habitat by 21 acres within .7 mi.  This THP is a few miles south of Mendocino Redwood Company’s Tom Bell Complex THP 1-14-114 MEN. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Mendocino Redwood Company to log on steep and unstable slopes near the Albion River


THP 1-14-114 MEN (Tom Bell Complex THP) Mendocino Redwood Company, 710 acres; 37% group selection, 32% transition, 26% variable retention, 5% seed tree logging.  Middle Albion River, South Fork Albion River (MD: T16N R16W Sec.4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 23, 26).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 56 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 8 spotted owls within .7 mi, Oregon gold thread, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/04/14. VIEW

This THP is a few miles west of Comptche, CA and inland on the Mendocino coast at an elevation of 100 to 900 feet.  The THP area flows into the Albion River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature.  Mendocino Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood and Douglas fir forests.  There are 7 road failure sites including fill failures, bank sloughing and cut bank failures.  56 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, crossing restoration and culvert repair/replacement.  Oregon gold thread was found within a class I watercourse.  For spotted owl site MD236; the THP will reduce foraging habitat by 5 acres within .7 mi, for spotted owl site MD065; the THP will reduce foraging habitat by 14 acres within .7 mi, for spotted owl site MD562; the THP will reduce foraging habitat by 46 acres within .7 mi, for spotted owl site MD439; the THP will reduce nesting/roosting habitat by 2 acres within .7 mi, and foraging habitat by 55 acres within .7 mi.  This THP is a few miles north of Mendocino Redwood Company’s Upper Barton THP 1-14-115 MEN. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to log near Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-14-113 HUM (BL 2600/2690 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 202 acres; 38% clearcut, 35% commercial thin, 19% no-harvest, 8% selection logging.  Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec.1, 12; T8N R2E Sec.6, 7).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, 7 road drainage work sites, herbicides, oversized units, coho watershed, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, marbled murrelet stands within .25 mi, trees up to 60" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/30/14. VIEW

This THP is about 5 miles NE of Trinidad, CA and .6 mi SW of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 600 to 1,800 feet.  The THP area drains into Maple Creek which flows into Big Lagoon at the Pacific Ocean and contains coho, chinook salmon, coastal cutthroat trout and steelhead.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir and redwood forests.  7 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, crossing repair and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a marbled murrelet stand within .25 of unit A and the BL2000 and BL2661 roads, and spotted owl nesting territories within .25 mi of unit B. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries planning a pair of clearcut THPs east of Trinity Lake.


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THP 2-14-094 TRI (Van Go THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 431 acres; 86% clearcut, 5% roadside, 4% selection, 3% rehab, 2% no-harvest logging.  Clawton Gulch, Feeny Gulch (MD: T34N R7W Sec.5; T35N R7W Sec.17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 33).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, 23 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, oversized units, 5 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, bald eagle nest nearby, historic goshawk nest, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/07/14. VIEW

This THP is about 3 miles east of Trinity Lake at an elevation of 2,400 to 4,400 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, incense cedar and white fir forests.  Over 7 miles of new road construction is proposed to access units, and ground based equipment is planned for use in areas designated for cable logging inside units 33A and 21D.  Tractors are proposed for use on steep slopes over 65% grade to construct skid trails inside units 27D and 29Z, and on slopes over 50% grade that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse in units 5A, 21E and 21F.  23 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair/replacement.  There is a bald eagle nest nearby at Clawton Gulch at Trinity Lake.  For spotted owl site TRI301, this THP will remove 24 acres of foraging habitat within .5 mi. and 53 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi; for spotted owl site SHA0074, this THP will remove 18 acres of foraging habitat within 1.3 mi;  for spotted owl site SHA0107; this THP will remove 35 acres of foraging habitat within 1.3 mi; for spotted owl site TRI0321; this THP will remove 13 acres of foraging habitat within 1.3 mi; for spotted owl site TRI0392; this THP will remove 42 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi; and 79 acres of foraging habitat within 1.3 mi.  This THP is just north of SPI’s Whitney Gulch THP 2-14-095 SHA.

THP 2-14-095 SHA (Whitney Gulch THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 343 acres; 100% clearcut, misc roadside logging.  Dodge Creek, Whitney Gulch (MD: T34N R7W Sec 3, 9, 11, 15, 16, 23, 27).  Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 70%, herbicides, oversized units, 2 spotted owls within .6 mi, goshawk within .3 mi, klamath mountain catchfly, trees up to 36" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/10/14. VIEW

This THP is about 4 miles east of Trinity Lake at an elevation of 2,000 to 3,600 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, sugar pine and incense cedar forests.  Tractors are proposed for use on steep slopes over 50% grade that do not flatten before reaching a watercourse.  There is a goshawk territory within .3 mi of the THP area in section 34, and klamath mountain catchfly was found in unit 9C.  For spotted owl nesting territory SHA0074; this THP will remove 19 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi, and 17 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within 1.3 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory SHA0121; this THP will remove 17 acres of nesting/roosting habitat within .7 mi, and 116 acres of foraging habitat within .7 mi.  This THP is just south of SPI’s Van Go THP 2-14-094 TRI. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut log east of Red Bluff, CA


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THP 2-14-092 TEH (Round Two THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 504 acres; 100% clearcut logging.  Round Valley (MD: T27N R4E Sec.3, 4, 5, 8, 9; T28N R4E Sec.32, 33, 34, 35).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 40%, 65 road drainage work sites, mill creek roadless area, herbicides, chinook watershed, 2 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 2 cascade frog sightings within 1,000 ft, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 12/05/14. VIEW

This THP is about 14 miles SW of Chester, CA and Lake Almoner, and about 7 miles south of the town of Mineral.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in white fir, sugar pine, incense cedar and ponderosa pine forests at an elevation of 4,740 to 5,600 feet.  The THP area flows into Deer Creek above Deer Creek Falls, and section 32 is adjacent to the Mill Creek Roadless Area.  SPI wants to use temporary roads during the winter period, and multiple landings inside class II watercourses within units 2, 6, 8 and 21.  65 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, crossing restoration and culvert repair/replacement.  Cascade frogs were seen within 200 feet and 1,000 feet of the THP area in sections 3 and 35. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sierra Pacific Industries to clearcut north of Bieber, CA


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THP 2-14-091 MOD (Armentrout THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 2,604 acres; 74% clearcut, 26% fuel break logging.  Upper Roberts Reservoir, Webb Flat Reservoir, Armentrout Flat, Ben Eberli Waterhole (MD: T40N R6E Sec.1; T40N R7E Sec.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17; T41N R6E Sec.13, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; T41N R7E Sec.7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, 32).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 15%, oversized units, herbicides, goshawk sightings within unit 119C, bald eagle and great blue heron sightings within 1.3 mi, osprey and greater sandhill crane sightings within 1.7 mi, 10 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/30/14.  VIEW

This THP is about 16 miles north of Bieber, CA and Highway 299 at an elevation of 4,240 to 4,560 feet.  Sierra Pacific Industries is planning a mostly clearcut tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, white fir and incense cedar forests. 18 goshawk sightings were reported from within unit 119C to 1.9 miles from the THP area.  There is an osprey within 1.7 mi in section 14, a bald eagle within 1.3 mi in section 14, and a great blue heron was reported to within 1.3 mi in section 3.  Five greater sandhill cranes were reported between 1,253 feet to 1.7 mi from the THP area.  10 sensitive plant species were found in the THP area including; longbeard mariposa lily, disappearing monkey flower, Greene's tuctoria, slender Orcutt grass, Castlegar hawthorne, Mountain Lady's Slipper, Susanville milk vetch, Sierra beardtongue, profuse flowered pogogyne and California golden banner.

Roseburg Resources Company to clearcut west of Dunsmuir and I-5.


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THP 2-14-090 SIS (Chess THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 456 acres; 93% clearcut, 6% selection, 1% roadside logging.  Little Castle Creek, Upper Soda Springs, Lower Soda Creek (MD: T39N R4W Sec.21, 26, 27, 28, 34, 35).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 75%, landslide terrain, road failure sites, 11 road drainage work sites, adjacent to railroad park campground, herbicides, oversized units, fisher sightings nearby, historic goshawk nest in section 35, osprey nest in section 25, pacific tailed frog sighting within .5 mi, foothill yellow legged frog sightings, cascade grass of Parnassus, northern clarkia, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/30/14. VIEW

This THP is just west of Dunsmuir, CA near Railroad Park Campground and Castle Craigs State Park at an elevation of 2,400 to 4,800 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a clearcut tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, white fir, incense cedar and sugar pine forests.  The THP area has 16 landslide terrain sites mostly related to watercourses including earth flows, bank slumping, fill failures, hummocky ground and steep headwalls/scarps.  End-lining is proposed at 3 locations that are over 50% grade that do not flatten before a watercourse, and 4 landings are proposed for use inside class III (intermittent) watercourses, including a skid trail inside a class III watercourse.  11 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  There is an historic goshawk nest within the NW quarter of section 35, and an osprey nest is located within the SW quarter of section 25, approximately 2,300 feet NE of unit 3501.  Foothill yellow legged frogs were reported to be in Little Castle Creek nearby, and a pacific tailed frog was reported to be within .5 mi of THP units 2802 and 2101 in Little Castle Creek. Cascade grass of Parnassus was found near a water hole and along a spring in unit 3502, and northern clarkia was found along a haul road. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Humboldt Redwood Company to log in large tree fisher, spotted owl and marbled murrelet stands.


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THP 1-14-110 HUM (Crazy Horse THP) Humboldt Redwood Company, 265 acres; 67% group selection, 21% no-harvest, 11% variable retention, 1% selection logging.  Chadd Creek, Bear Creek (HUM: T1N R2E Sec.32; T1S R2E Sec.5, 6, 8, 17).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 65%, landslide terrain, 25 road drainage work sites, impaired 303.d watershed, logging inside large tree stands in units 1 and 5, adjacent to humboldt redwoods state park, herbicides, coho watershed, 6 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher spotted inside unit 3, 3 osprey territories within .5 mi, trees up to 48” dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/29/14. VIEW

This THP is about 7 miles SE of Scotia, CA and 1.5 mi NW of Redcrest, CA and Highway 101 near Humboldt Redwoods State Park (units 1, 3 and 4 are adjacent).  Humboldt Redwood Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation on steep and unstable slopes in redwood, Douglas fir, and grand fir forests at an elevation of 62 to 2,955 feet.  The THP area flows into the Eel River which is listed as impaired for sediment and temperature, and there are 21 active and dormant landslide terrain features including debris slides, earth flows and disrupted ground.  Large tree logging is planned inside marbled murrelet stands within units 1 and 5, and Humboldt Redwood Company wants to use tractors in areas designated for cable logging. Twenty-five road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, culvert repair and replacement.  During project layout, a fisher was seen running across the road inside unit 3.  For spotted owl nesting territory HUM0099; this THP will reduce nesting/roosting habitat by 12 acres within 1.3 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory HUM0097; this THP will reduce nesting/roosting habitat by 43 acres within 1.3 mi; for spotted owl nesting territory HUM0147; this THP will reduce nesting/roosting habitat by 9 acres within .7 mi, and by 131 acres within 1.3 mi.  There are 2 historic spotted owl nest trees in unit 1. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Timber Products to log out spotted owl habitat near the Siskiyou Crest


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THP 2-14-089 SIS (Pipeline THP) Timber Products Company, 300 acres; 46% clearcut, 35% commercial thin, 19% shelterwood logging.  Jaynes Canyon, Doggett Creek, Lower Beaver Creek (MD: T47N R9W Sec.7, 17, 21).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, wet area, impaired 303.d watershed, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, fisher within 2 mi, great gray owl within 3.5 mi, trees up to 150 years old.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/29/14. VIEW

This THP is about 14 miles NW of Yreka, CA and about 5 miles north of the Klamath River near the crest of the Siskiyou Mountains (Condrey Mountain) at an elevation of 4,480 to 6,080 feet. Timber Products is proposing a clearcut and mostly overstory removal tractor based logging operation in ponderosa pine, incense cedar, sugar pine, Douglas fir, white fir, red fir and mountain hemlock forests.  They are claiming that some of the older trees which are up to 150 years old are suffering from insect attack, slow growth and mistletoe (which is a natural process at higher elevations often used by timber companies to justify logging).  The THP area is upslope of the 2014 Beaver Fire which is currently being salvage logged, and flows into the Klamath River which contains coho, chinook salmon and steelhead and is listed as an impaired watershed.  This THP will result in the logging and loss of foraging habitat within spotted owl territory SK475 which was heavily burned by the 2014 Beaver Fire. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Roseburg Resources Company planning a pair of clearcut THPs near Pondosa, CA.


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THP 2-14-084 SIS (Atkins THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 875 acres; 98% clearcut, 1% selection, 1% roadside logging.  North Fork Bear Creek, Middle Bear Creek, Dead Horse Canyon (MD: T39N R2E Sec.3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10; T40N R2E Sec.20, 29, 32, 33).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, 17 road drainage work sites, wet areas, herbicides, 2 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, 1 goshawk nest nearby, fisher and sandhill crane sightings nearby, 3 sensitive plant species, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/20/14. VIEW

This THP is about 19 miles east of Mc Cloud, CA and about 2.5 miles NW of Pondosa at an elevation of 4,200 to 4,800 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar, sugar pine, ponderosa pine and lodgepole pine forests.  Two tractor crossings are proposed for use within a class III watercourse (intermittent), and multiple roads and landings are proposed for abandonment inside watercourses. 17 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  Greater sandhill cranes were spotted at Tom Young Flat and along the R Line road. Long haired star tulip was found at 3 locations including the NW and NE quarters of section 32, and near the center of section 5.  Klamath fawn lily was found at 3 locations, all in the SE quarter of section 5.  English peak greenbrier was found at 2 locations including the SE quarter of section 32, and the SE quarter of section 9.  This THP is just west of Roseburg Resources Company’s Whitlowcenter THP 2-14-087 SIS.  

THP 2-14-087 SIS (Whitlowcenter THP) Roseburg Resources Company, 566 acres;  99% clearcut, 1% roadside logging.  Middle Bear Creek (MD: T39N R2E Sec.1, 12, 13; T39N R3E Sec.6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19; T40N R3E Sec.31).  Winter operations, low erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, herbicides, 1 goshawk nest nearby, sandhill crane sightings, long haired star tulip, scattered large trees.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/24/14. VIEW

This THP is about 22 miles east of Mc Cloud, CA and about .5 miles NE of Pondosa at an elevation of 3,800 to 4,200 feet.  Roseburg Resources Company is planning a clearcut tractor based logging operation in Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar, sugar pine, ponderosa pine and lodgepole pine forests.  There was a 2012 OR7 wolf sighting in the THP area, and Greater sandhill cranes were spotted at Tom Young Flat and along the R Line road.  Long haired star tulip was found at 3 locations including the SW quarter of section 31, the SE quarter of section 6 and the NW quarter of section 18.  This THP is just east of Roseburg Resources Company’s Atkins THP 2-14-084 SIS.  More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Collins Pine Company planning a pair of THPs west of Lake Almanor.


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THP 2-14-085 PLU (Prather THP) Collins Pine Company, 3,100 acres; 96% group selection, 4% no-harvest, misc aspen/meadow restoration logging.  Humbug Valley, Soldier Creek, Lower Coyote Flat, Shanghai Creek (MD: T27N R6E Sec.14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36; T27N R7E Sec.30).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 60%, 75 road drainage work sites, multiple CA spotted owl, goshawk, fisher, willow flycatcher, bald eagle, sandhill crane and cascade frog sightings, trees up to 50" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/22/14. VIEW

This THP is about 7 miles SW of Chester, CA and 4 miles SW of Lake Almanor at an elevation of 4,400 to 5,500 feet.  Collins Pine Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests.  5 spur roads and 2 landings are proposed inside class II (mid sized) watercourses.  There is a 3 acre aspen and meadow enhancement project proposed to remove encroaching conifers.  75 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  Wildlife occurrences include 12 goshawk sightings, 1 fisher sighting, 4 willow flycatcher sightings at Butt Creek, Soldier Creeks, and Humbug Valley, cascade frog sightings at Butt Creek and Fanani Meadows, sandhill crane sightings at Humbug Valley and bald eagle sightings at Butt and Soldier Creeks.  There are 11 bald eagle nesting territories and 11 CA spotted owl territories within the THP area.  

THP 2-14-086 PLU (Marian Creek THP) Collins Pine Company, 2,035 acres; 98% group selection, 2% aspen/meadow restoration logging.  Upper Coyote Flat, Soldier Creek (MD: T28N R6E Sec.16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 29).  Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 55%, 30 road drainage work sites, pacific crest trail, 5 CA spotted owls within 1.3 mi, goshawk and fisher sightings, trees up to 40" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/24/14. VIEW

This THP is about 3.5 miles SW of Chester, CA and 4 miles west of Lake Almanor at an elevation of 4,800 to 6,000 feet.  Sections 17, 20 and 29 are adjacent to the Pacific Crest Trail. Collins Pine Company is planning a tractor logging operation in ponderosa pine, sugar pine, white fir, Douglas fir and incense cedar forests.  There is a 40 acre aspen and meadow enhancement project proposed to remove encroaching conifers.  30 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction and culvert repair and replacement.  Wildlife occurrences include 17 sightings of goshawk, and 4 sightings of fisher in the THP area. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to log south of Redwood National Park.


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THP 1-14-107 HUM (CR 2022 Thin THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 256.5 acres; 89% commercial thin, 6% no-harvest, 4% clearcut, 1% selection logging.  Panther Creek, Roaring Gulch (HUM: T8N R2E Sec.26, 27, 34, 35).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, 2 landslide terrain sites, road failure sites, Impaired 303.d watershed, herbicides, coho watershed, 5 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, trees up to 40" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/18/14.  VIEW

This THP is about 10 miles east of Trinidad, CA and about 3 miles south of Redwood National Park at an elevation of 290 to 3,380 feet.  The THP area drains into the Headwaters of the Little River and Redwood Creek which are listed as impaired for sediment.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in Douglas fir, redwood, grand fir and western hemlock forests.  There are 2 landslide terrain sites within unit A; including a dormant young deep seated feature along the western boundary of unit A, and a road cut landslide upslope of road CR 2769 in unit A.  Re-construction of 650 feet of the CR 2769 road is proposed through an unstable feature in unit A.  12 road drainage sites are planned for work including rocking, dip construction, ditch cleaning, culvert repair/replacement and road bed stabilization of washed out crossings.  There are spotted owl nesting territories within .25 mi of units A,B and C. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

Green Diamond Resource Company to clearcut log east of Patrick’s Point State Park


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THP 1-14-106 HUM (CR 1921/BL 2260 THP) Green Diamond Resource Company, 193 acres; 66% clearcut, 26% selection, 8% no-harvest logging.  Maple Creek (HUM: T8N R1E Sec.3, 4, 6, 9, 10; T8N R1W Sec.1; T9N R1E Sec.31; T9N R1W Sec.36).  Wet weather operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 80%, 2 landslide terrain sites, road failure sites, oversized units, herbicides, coho watershed, 8 spotted owls within 1.3 mi, coastal cutthroat trout and steelhead adjacent to units D and E, trees up to 48" dbh.  Estimated public comment deadline: 11/18/14. VIEW

This THP is about 3 miles north of Trinidad, CA and a few miles east of Highway 101 and Patrick’s Point State Park at an elevation of 500 to 1,090 feet.  Green Diamond Resource Company is planning a tractor and cable logging operation in redwood, Douglas fir, grand fir, sitka spruce, western hemlock and bishop pine forests.  The THP area drains into Maple Creek which contains coho, chinook salmon, steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout.  There are 2 landslide terrain sites within unit B, and multiple misc road failure sites including washed out crossings, cut bank and fill failures.  Spotted owl nesting territories are located within .5 mi of unit C, and .25 mi of units D and E. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.