|The good folks from Speak for the Trees and Birch Creek Arts & Ecology Center, Little Applegate Valley based non-profits, teamed up with the Klamath Forest Alliance and the Siskiyou Crest Blog to survey units last weekend. Speak for the Trees board members are pictured here in Nedsbar Timber Sale unit 17-12 near Chelsea Spring up Rush Creek, a tributary of the Little Applegate River. The unit is proposed by the BLM as "group selection 40%," meaning the stand will be thinned to 40% canopy coverage by removing groupings of trees. The prescription calls for creating half-acre clearings that should not exceed 25% of the stand. The large Douglas fir tree in the photo was marked for removal in the BLM's previous Bald Lick Timber Sale, which did not sell and has now been reworked into the current Nedsbar Timber Sale. |
Community Monitoring Project volunteers found an undesignated hiking trail in unit 19-20B. The unit consists of dense, closed canopy stands of Douglas fir mixed with stands of Pacific madrone.
Community Monitoring volunteers in unit 23-31 on "Cinnabar Ridge." The unit is proposed for Selective Thinning to 40%-50% canopy closure.
A dense stand of Douglas fir with remnant old-growth pine in unit 23-30 on "Cinnabar Ridge." BLM prescriptions in this unit call for a thinning to 40%-50% canopy closure.