Summit CE Timber Sale

A 2004 Bush administration rule that removed protections for rare plants and animals was determined illegal by Judge Pechman of the U.S. District Court. Summit CE is one of the logging projects that may be illegally moving forward without providing protections for rare species required by the court ruling. Bark appealed this project on 1/19/2006. This project is another example of the Forest Service 's abuse of the Categorical Exclusion loophole. The Forest Service claims to thin these stands in order to prevent Mountain pine beetle infestation. Sadly, this area is Critical Habitat Unit OR-11--dispersal habitat for the Northern spotted owl.

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

Oak Grove Fork

Habitat & Species
Habitat & Species: 

T&E Species: Northern Spotted Owl Additional Species Info: This area is Critical Habitat Unit OR-11--dispersal habitat for the Northern spotted owl.

Prescriptions
Total Acres: 
70.0
"Purpose & Need": 

According to the forest service, the purpose is to 1. Reduce the risk of mortality from insects and to enhance growth.2. Enhance huckleberry production.3. Provide forest products.

Bark Comments: 

The Forest Service plans to thin 70 acres of forest to enhance growth and light penetration through the canopy. Field surveys of these stands indicate that they are already significantly open, with a variety of plants growing in the understory.

Restrictions
Restrictions: 

No dates provided : Logging conducted in the winter over snow . Restricted Units: all

Driving Directions: 

The timber sale project area is just south of road 42, surrounding Summit Lake.