Slip CE Timber Sale

The Forest Service determined that the Slip Thinning Project should be categorically Excluded (CE) from having an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement. The CE authorities have been put in place by the Bush Administration. We do not support proceeding with projects without an environmental analysis.

Project Status: 
Logged
General Information
District: 
Clackamas River Ranger District
Total Acres: 
70.0
Watershed: 

Watershed: Middle Clackamas
Sub-Watersheds: Big Creek

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

S&M Species: Lower Columbia River steelheadNorthern Spotted OwlLower Columbia River cohoUpper Willamette chinook
T&E Species: Redband troutColumbia dusky snail
Other Species: Middle Columbia River steelheadBald EagleCanada Lynx
Additional Species Info: Under the NW Forest Plan, the Clackamas River is designated a tier 1 Key watershed, a crucial refugia for at-risk fish species."

Prescriptions
"Purpose & Need": 

The Forest Service states that the purpose of this project is to commercially thin young forest stands to enhance growth that results in larger wind firm trees enhance and restore within stand biological diversity and provide forest products to maintain the stability of regional economy. ' They claim this thinning is needed because the stand is experiencing a 'slowing of growth due to overcrowding. '

Restrictions
Restrictions: 

Wet season : log haul only permitted on asphalt or rocked roads
Nov. 1- May 31 : operation of off-road, ground-based equipment prohibited . Restricted Units: ground based portion of harvest units and ground based equipment

Driving Directions: 

From the North and Portland Take I-5 south to I-205 and continue south. Take State Hwy 212 east a couple miles and turn southeast on 224. Head to Estacada (about 18 miles). Go to Step 2.From the South Take I-5 north past Salem about 20 miles to the exit for Woodburn and State Hwy 211. Take 211 east through Molalla and Colton until you get to Estacada. Go to Step 2.Step 2 Estacada is your last stop for gas and supplies get back on 224 and continue up the Clackamas River about 20 miles. You will pass the Carter Bridge, Lockaby, Armstrong, Roaring River and Sunstrip campgrounds. Turn right onto on FS 121 (paved road) towards Indian Henry campground. Go some 2 miles, go over Sandstone Creek, and you 'll be at the Slip unit. If the paved road turns to gravel, you 've gone too far backtrack a mile or so.

Road Comments: 

No new roads would be constructed. ' Some existing closed or overgrown roads will be reopened. 'Upon project completion the roads that were open would be closed. Existing temporary roads and landings that are reused for this project would be obliterated after project completion. " A 5/23/2005 letter from the Forest Service states 498.96 has been allowed in the appraisal for this work. '
Reconstruction Miles: 4.16