Encouraging appropriate forest management:
The Council provides local residents with up-to-date information about potential timber harvest activities and helps involve the public in the decision-making process.
If you want to read more information on any Timber Harvest Plan (THP), you can go to the Cal-Fire website, Forest Practices Library and download elements of the plan by the numbers here:
Click on the north Coast region folder and then find the plans by year (second number below)
Current Timber Harvest Plans:
THP Number Owner Drainage Status Acres Other
1-14-134 Humboldt Redwood Co. East Branch, LNF Pending 626 Helicopters, VR
Notes: the above plan has a large footprint and includes 7000 ft of new road construction.
1-13-130 Humboldt Redwood Co. Rattlesnake, UNF Approved 388 Helicopters
Notes: The above plan includes approximately 3/4 of a mile of new road construction. Will be logged summer 2014.
1-12-026 Humboldt Redwood Co. East Branch, LNF Approved 253 Selection, VR
Notes: This plan includes some trees on the edge of an older riparian stand. It is projected to be harvested in Summer 2014 or 2015.
1-12-032 Sierra Pacific Industries Lower North Fork Finished 245 Mostly Clearcut
Notes: This plan is on scattered SPI parcels in the Bear and Lower North Fork, Mattole. It proposes 157 acres of clearcut, tractor yarding, the use of herbicides, winter operations, and minimal stream buffers on the Mattole side. During Second Review, the RPF agreed to restrict winter operations to felling trees in the Mattole units only. It was activated in the Summer of 2013.
There are three Program Timber Harvest Plans (PTHPs) in the Mattole, PTHPs are committed to the restrictions of the Mattole PTEIR.
PTHP Number Owner Drainage Status Acres Other
PTHP 1-11-100 Wilson Sholes Approved 67
PTHP 1-11-116 Metz Bridge, Thompson Approved 61
PTHP 1-11-123 Sanctuary Forest Bridge Approved 30