Upper Timber Sale

The Roads are punched in, trees cut for landings, but logging of the units had not yet begun as of (12/17/04), but appears to have started now. The Upper Timber Sale was auctioned on March 7,2003. The high bidder was Rosboro Lumber for $600,758.50 or 90 ccf weighted average per ccf. This sale has major riparian issues – with only 30 ft buffers recommended on the abundant streams in the unit. One of the proposed temporary roads crosses a stream-bed. This sale contains beautiful native forest surrounded on several sides by the old Boyer Creek thin – a hideous example of what the whole area will look like if the Upper sale proceeds as planned.

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Habitats & Species

T&E Species: NSO 1998 Bi-Op, Red Legged Frog, Lower Columbia Steelhead, Lower Columbia Coho
Other Species: Lower Columbia Spring Chinook, Lower Columbia River Cutthroat Trout

Restrictions

10/1 – 6/30 : No operation of ground-based yarding equipment. Restricted Units: all ground-based yarding units
10/1 – 5/31 : no landing construction, road construction or reconstruction or skyline yarding. Restricted Units: riparian reserves