2007 Thin Timber Sale

Released in May, 2006, the 2007 Thin has the largest acreage ever proposed for a timber sale in the Clackamas Ranger District. The final Decision Notice of this project has been issued and logging is assumed to be started.

Project Status: 
In Progress
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
4,374.0
Watershed: 

Lower Clackamas, Collawash, Fish Creek

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

T&E Species: Columbia River steelheadUpper Willamette chinookLower Columbia cohoNorthern Spotted Owl
Other Species: Cope 's giant salamander (S and M)Oregon Spotted Frog (S and M)American Peregrin Falcon (S and M)Pacific Fringe-Tailed Bat

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
4,374.0
Total Riparian Acres: 
1 225.00
"Purpose & Need": 

To thin second-growth plantations to achieve multiple objectives. "1. "enhance riparian reserves on 1225 acres in the project area "2. "enhance late-successional reserves on 1237 acres "3. "enhance diversity on 4374 acres "4. "increase health and growth that results in larger wind-firm trees on 2188 acres of matrix "5. "provide forest prodects consistent with the Northwest Forest Plan goal of maintaining the stability of local and regional economies. "

Timber Sale Names: 

Rod, Reel, Pin, Beluga-Orca, Pink

Restrictions
Restrictions: 

Dec 1 to March 31 unless waived. Restricted Units: 2-24, 30, 34, 100-154, 158-178, 208, 210, 212-220, 274-306, 310-326

Driving Directions: 

The 2007 Thin is a difficult project to monitor as it includes many small parts over a large area. The northern part of the proposal lies to the west of Highway 224. At the junction for Road 54, take right. Several units are in the Fish Creek drainage off Road 54. Follow Road 5410 to weave through many of the upper units. Back on Highway 224, head south for approx. 5 miles to reach the junction for Road 4620 to the right. This road meets up with many of the middle units. Near the Ripplebrook Ranger Station is the junction for Road 43 to the right. This road will access many of the roads leading to the lower units of this project. Bringing a map is VERY suggested!

New Road Miles: 
0.50
Temporary Road Miles: 
3.3
Road Comments: 

The 56.6 miles of road closure " only applies to Alternative C in the Preliminary Assessment (PA). Alternative B is the Forest Service 's proposed alternative