Another postponement of Dogwood by Cal-Fire – the sixth one.
Rick and Jeanne Jackson
Thanks to the many of you who also commented during the open comment period. We sincerely hope we can stop this ill-advised logging in the delicate floodplain of the Gualala River.
Attention: Forest Practice
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
135 Ridgeway Ave,
Santa Rosa, California 95401
Subject: THP 1-15-042 SON – “Dogwood,” Reopened Public Comment Period
Date: November 26, 2017
Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) is a non-profit, grassroots watershed protection association formed to share common concerns and research regarding the welfare of the Gualala River, its estuary and habitat. FoGR’s goal is to protect the Gualala River watershed and the species that rely on it. Please submit this letter for the Dogwood THP file as resubmitted after the court remanding of the approval of the original submission.
Baseline conditions for cumulative effects analysis on listed species have changed substantially since the original THP was written and submitted. High water flows of the winter 2015-2016 season have changed fish habitat, sediment deposition, and have affected wetlands and special status plants. The pre-injunction harvesting done to date of portions of the THP with its floodplains operations using large equipment has added to the impacts of the high water events . . .